2024 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson   ○   EPE Wolves (11:00 wave)

Lauren Dow

March 3, 2024 8:00am - August 1, 2024 2:00pm

My Personal Fundraising Page

Why I Plunge

When I left teaching in 2017 I had no idea what direction I was headed. But then in 2020 I started subbing at Edison Park Elementary School, many days in the Cluster program. This experience has greatly changed my view on Special Education and also gave me an opportunity to work with some amazing students. So, because of this and for the VERY FIRST TIME...

On Sunday, March 3, 2024 I will participate in the 2024 Chicago Polar Plunge, one of the city's most popular winter fundraising events!  I am excited to take on the challenge of the Chicago Polar Plunge and jump into Lake Michigan’s chilly waters to support thousands of Chicagoans who participate in Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities programs. With your support, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities, and accomplishments.

There are three easy ways to support my plunging efforts:

  1. Donate to my fundraising page!

  2. Join my team and take the plunge with me at North Avenue Beach on March 3, 2024.

  3. Help me spread the word! Share my fundraising page with your friends and family. 

Please help me raise funds for this great cause by donating today!





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My Supporters

  • Jon Katz January 2024
  • Wendy Shear January 2024 $26.25
  • Erin Stout January 2024 $52.50
  • Maggie Ayala Have fun! January 2024
  • Gordon Dow December 2023
  • Lisa Woll December 2023 $75.00
  • Erin Stout January 2024 $52.50
  • Jen Lajun December 2023 $52.50
  • Bob and Shawn Ellison December 2023 $52.50
  • Wendy Shear January 2024 $26.25