DENVER — The Latest on Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s rappel down a high-rise building in downtown Denver (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

Colorado’s governor has successfully rappelled down a high-rise apartment building in downtown Denver to raise awareness of cancer.

Gov. John Hickenlooper descended the 32-floor building Thursday afternoon for the Cancer League of Colorado. He described the 380-foot rappel as “pure fear” but nothing like facing cancer.

The Over The Edge fundraiser has been held since 2009 and draws notables like local television reporters and sports team mascots.

The Democratic governor had never rappelled down a building before, but it wasn’t his first risky stunt for a cause. While he was Denver’s mayor, he parachuted from an airplane in 2005 to raise awareness for a state ballot measure related to taxes.


12:50 p.m.

Colorado’s governor is rappelling down a high-rise apartment building for charity.

Gov. John Hickenlooper will descend down the 32-floor building in downtown Denver Thursday afternoon to raise awareness for the Cancer League of Colorado .

The Democratic governor has never rappelled down a building before. Aides say Hickenlooper will start on the roof and descend 380 feet unassisted to the sidewalk below.

It won’t be Hickenlooper’s first risky stunt for a cause. Hickenlooper parachuted from an airplane in 2005 to raise awareness for a state ballot measure related to taxes. Hickenlooper was mayor of Denver at the time.

The Over The Edge fundraiser has been held since 2009 and draws notables like local television reporters and sports team mascots.

Hickenlooper had raised $1,000 by midday Thursday for the event.