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Hi! This year I have decided to lean in and take the plunge!

I work at Health Track Sports Wellness in the Childrens Center and this is where I met the Schaefers! I have always loved the Schaefers kids as well as Colleen and Scott, and when I heard they were having a fourth I couldn't have been more excited for them! When Eileen finally came into this world and I got to meet her for the first time in the baby room, I knew she was someone special. She was always so happy, curious, goofy and loving. I loved getting to spend time with her and see her grow over the years, from baby room to toddler room and now she is in the playroom and can go everywhere with her older siblings! Babysitting for the Schaefers is always a great experience, they work so well together and love each other so much, they couldn't be a more perfect family. And it's been a blessing getting to know Eileen, she has touched so many people and changed so many lives including mine.

That's why I have decided to take the plunge this year! Last year I was fortunate to tag along and watch everyone have the time of their lives jumping into ice water for Eileen and everyone else the Polar Plunge represents. This year I want to represent Eileen In too! I want to help make a difference and bring awareness to this amazing fundraiser that raises money for the Special Olympics, that maybe one day Eileen might participate in too.

So this year,  I ask for your help in raising $200 so I can take the plunge for Eileen in! 

Thank you

Join us for the 2020 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson on Sunday, March 1st for the 20th Anniversary! Take the challenge and jump in Lake Michigan for Special Olympics Chicago! All are welcome to join us, whether you go knee deep, waist high, or take the full plunge. 

Be #FREEZINFORAREASON and support the 7,500+ special olympians who compete year-round in the city of Chicago. All funds raised will benefit the Special Olympics Chicago athletes, covering program costs such as transportation, sports equipment, team uniforms and food. Through your participation, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities and success. 

Plunge as an individual alongside other supporters, join a team or create your own fearless team. Recruit friends, family and co-workers to #MAKEASPLASH. Teams with 20 members or more will be awarded for their efforts with a free, round-trip bus. Teams that raise $20,000 or moe are eligible to receive a 20x20 tent. All are invited to the post-plunge "Melt Down Party" with music, food, cash bar and more! 

Make the #PolarPromise and register for the Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson today. See you Sunday, March 1, 2020! 




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