Nearly 200 hotel executives rappel down high-rise for addiction awareness

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Nearly 200 hotel executives faced their fears and raised money for a good cause in downtown Los Angeles on Monday by rappelling down a high-rise to help save lives. (KABC)

Nearly 200 hotel executives faced their fears and raised money for a good cause in downtown Los Angeles on Monday by rappelling down a high-rise to help save lives.

It was a lofty goal for the executives who hoped to raise money and awareness on what they call the disease of addiction.

Former hotel executive Gary Mendell founded Shatterproof not long after he lost a son to drug addiction.

His group is dedicated to raise money for research on addictions - whether it's drugs, prescription medication or alcohol.

Hotel executives and employees rappelled down the 26-story J.W. Marriott Hotel.

By Monday afternoon, the brave daredevils raised over $700,000.

Watch Sid Garcia's full story in the video above.
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