Polar Plungers Raise $4,000
Neither wind gusts of 50 mph nor water temperature of 39-degrees deterred the Polar Plungers from dashing into the rough waves of Lake Champlain on April 7th in support of Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson. Griffin the dog happily charged in first and was joined by 19 others including a husband and wife duo, and father/son and mother/daughter pairs.
An enthusiastic crowd of bundled up fans cheered and clapped with their mittens at this year's Fling into Spring Polar Plunge. Once again we are humbled by the outpouring of support for this event. Supporters helped to raise over $4,000 to date which will benefit Essex County residents with confidential, affordable reproductive health care services, teen pregnancy prevention education and support services for sexual assault victims.
Both group photos (c) by Alvin Reiner, Press-Republican 2013. Photo below (c) by Laura Sells-Doyle, 2013.