2024 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson   ○   Shabbona Sharks (10:00 wave)

Rebecca Cavanaugh

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

My Personal Fundraising Page

Why I Plunge

On Sunday, March 3, 2024 I will participate in the 2024 Chicago Polar Plunge for the 7th time! I will 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.

For those who know me, my why is simple. This is a cause that I hold near and dear to my heart.

I plunge in memory of my Aunt Dawn. My Aunt was born with Mongolism (now known as Down syndrome). She was given a very short life expectancy due to the holes in her heart. She lived to be 36 years old. She passed away when I was 6, but not before I was able to know her and love her. I then grew up with my family sharing stories of her triumphs and her hardships and the people along the way that taught her to never give up and help her reach her goals.

At a very young age, I decided that I wanted to be that person to someone. So, that's what I did, I went to school for Special Education and made a career of helping people of all ages reach educational and personal goals.

I have volunteered and worked with the Chicago Park District and Special Olympics throughout the last fifteen years. I will continue to support and advocate for all individuals with disabilities.

so please support me in any way that deems fit for you!

There are three easy ways to support my plunging efforts:

  1. Donate to my fundraising page!

  2. Join my team (Shabbona Sharks) 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. 

All my love,

Becca

$1,303.75

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Thank you to our sponsors

My Supporters

  • Wendy Cavanaugh Dawn was a kind, brave, strong and loving person and so are you! So proud! ❤️Mom and Dad Last month $100.00
  • Carol D. Dace Always remembering! Proud you're taking a dip for Dawn. Love, Grandma and Grandpa Last month $52.50
  • Tina Dace Becca, your tribute to Dawn touched me deeply. Dawn would be so proud of the wonderful women you have become. I Love you very much. Auntie Tina February 2024 $100.00
  • Amanda Kane February 2024 $25.00
  • Stephanie Huber GOOD LUCK!!! February 2024 $26.25
  • Michael Witek February 2024 $740.00
  • Eric DeWitt You’re awesome! February 2024 $105.00
  • Wendy Cavanaugh Dawn was a kind, brave, strong and loving person and so are you! So proud! ❤️Mom and Dad Last month $100.00
  • Tina Dace Becca, your tribute to Dawn touched me deeply. Dawn would be so proud of the wonderful women you have become. I Love you very much. Auntie Tina February 2024 $100.00
  • Carol D. Dace Always remembering! Proud you're taking a dip for Dawn. Love, Grandma and Grandpa Last month $52.50