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Much Silliness For an Amazing Cause

(photos courtesy of Jen Kramer)

Hey, it’s Leslie Harris, and today, I have a guest blogger. Let my awesome friend Jen Kramer tell you how she’s going to jump WAY out of her comfort zone! By the way, Jen is the ‘pink donut!’

Special Olympics remains as vitally important today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968 at Chicago’s very own Soldier Field. For the last 50+ years, this international charity strives to create a more inclusive world by fostering inclusion and acceptance of all people.

Special Olympics alters lives –  giving people with intellectual disabilities opportunities to learn and play sports, experiencing confidence, joy, confidence and fulfillment.
The Chicago Polar Plunge is Special Olympics’ largest annual fundraiser and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this Sunday at North Avenue Beach. I’m a 20 year participant of the Polar Plunge and have personally raised over $500,000.  The Plunge is a crazy fun adventure resulting in memories for a lifetime – all to benefit the 7,500 + athletes in Chicago.
This year’s Plunge has an aggressive goal to raise $2 million dollars and we’re fully on track to do just that.

John F Kennedy once said “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”

So whether you choose to dip a toe in the water, fully plunge, or stand on the shore and be a cheerleader, thank you for your support!

To find out more information and to donate, please click here : Chicago Polar Plunge

And click here for more information on Special Olympics: https://sochicago.org 

 


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