My Super Senior Year blog writer Dana Boone will run a kissing booth Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in the College of Education courtyard to raise money for the Special Olympics.

The booth will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and  Sigma Alpha Epsilon member Tyler Johnson will accompany Boone in the booth.  Kisses will be sold for $1 each.

For the more germaphobic participants and to add a sweet touch for those who follow though, Hershey’s Kisses will be handed out from the booth also, said Boone.

The money will go towards the goal of $1,000 that Boone needs in order to accomplish number 16 of the 25 activities listed on her blog’s bucket list. Instead of bungee jumping, which was the original plan, Boone will be participating in Over the Edge, repelling down the side of The VUE Charlotte, a 51-story building in uptown Charlotte.

Over the Edge is a charity that helps the Special Olympics by offering anyone who donates at least $1,000 the opportunity to repel from the 43rd story of the building to the eighth.

Boone is scared of heights, which makes her hopeful yet anxious about making it to the $1,000 mark. “I had a panic attack and passed out in the second floor of a lighthouse one time. I didn’t make it any further than that,” she said.

To donate to Boone’s cause, go to her Firstgiving website or the My Super Senior Year blog.


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