Polar Plunge April 7

Lake Champlain Event Raises Funds to Provide Healthcare for Essex County Families

ESSEX, NY (02/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Take a dip in Lake Champlain on Sunday, April 7, at the 4th annual "Fling into Spring Polar Plunge," 11:30 a.m. in Essex, NY. Friends of Planned Parenthood are encouraged to be a polar plunger and collect pledges, or pledge for someone else to plunge.

"Last year's Polar Plunge raised $4,000 and had more excitement than ever!" said Susan Bacot-Davis, event host. "Now in its fourth year, we've raised over $10,000 for Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson."

Lunch will follow for all participants; $25 donation suggested.

Contributions help support cancer screenings, annual exams, STD and HIV tests, and other basic health care services provided by Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson to hundreds of women and men in Essex County each year. Polar Plunge donations support free, confidential services for victims of sexual assault and their families.

Visit www.plannedparenthood.org/ppmh to pledge for your favorite plunger, how-to-plunge survival tips, and other information or contact donate@ppmhchoices.org, or 518.374.5353, ext 218.