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Are You a Risk Taker?

Earlier this week, 181 women jumped from nine planes to set the word record for most women jumping in skydiving formation. The jumpers, from more than 26 different countries, came together to raise money for breast cancer research, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They included breast cancer survivors, their families, and friends. In total, the jump raised almost $1 million.

While I really admire these women for jumping for an important cause (and setting a world record to boot!), I don't know if I could bring myself to jump out of a plane. Are you a scaredy cat like me, or do you like the rush that comes with taking risks?

crystalm07 crystalm07 8 years
Skydiving is an amazing experience and I would totally do it again anytime! Actually juicebox you'd be surprised but you don't really get that feeling in your stomach when you skydive like you'd think, you just feel like your flying!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Yes, sometimes it's good and sometimes it's very, very bad for me.
gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 8 years
although i voted " no way " i'm not exactly a scaredy-cat, i don't really put myself out there, don't think i'll ever be a hero- but who knows how adrenalin would make me react. :shrug:
totygoliguez totygoliguez 8 years
If you don't take risk in life there is no way you can grow. I do what I fear the most!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Yes, I consider myself a risk-taker, but I wouldn't jump out a plane. I'm not interested in that. As much as I appreciate this charitable cause, I wish there was more awareness for heart disease, as it's the number killer of women in the U.S., not breast cancer. Promoting heart disease awareness would make a bigger difference, I think.
juicebox07 juicebox07 8 years
I would never do something like this. I hate the feeling I get in my stomach just from going down a hill on a roller coaster. I'm sure I wouldn't like the feeling of falling that comes with things like skydiving/bungee jumping.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
Something productive like holding a bake sale, Jane B? I think the skydiving is poignant. Surviving/enduring/experiencing cancer requires some courage, as does jumping out of a plane. An activity like that is usually something many people might want to do, but may never actually take that chance, so they put it on their 'bucket list'. And the jumpers raised a lot of money. Seems like they accomplished a lot. I've always wanted to skydive, but I'd have to go in tandem with someone who knows what they're doing. One day. It's on my list.
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 8 years
Hey Jane B. I just added that the amount they raised for research. It's quite impressive. Sorry for leaving that out at first!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
yes! i would love to skydive!
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