I'm not sure if this is where I'm supposed to write this, but I guess I can move it into a discussion forum if no one reads or donates here.
For the 4th year in a row, I'm participating in the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Maryland. This happens on the last Saturday of January (January 30, 2010) and it is when thousands of people (myself included) brave the below-freezing temperatures and 'plunge' into the Chesapeake Bay. Also for the 2nd year in a row, I will be plunging in memory of my friend David's daughter Amanda. Amanda was a special needs child who died when she was 10.
So anyway, the purpose of me writing this is to ask for donations. Last year I raised over $2,000 from friends and colleagues. My goal this year is $2,500, but I understand if I don't hit that. I know that my friends aren't made of money haha. This is also fun for me because I get to dress up. The first year I did it, I wore these hideous Madras pants...you know, they look like a table cloth? The next year I took a page from the movie '300' and was a Spartan. Last year I was a Chippendale dancer and this year I'm planning on going as a Smurf...blue body paint included.
Below is a link to my personal donation page. Anything you can spare is more than appreciated. I thank you in advance and will post previous years' pics below as well.
Thanks again and let me know if you have any questions,