Getting Cool for Cooley's

February 8, 2010Q: What is frozen on the outside, warm and cozy on the inside and a big help to CAF?

A: The hardy men and women who are going to brave the cold ocean waters near Belmar, NJ on March 13 as part of this year’s NJ Elks’ Miracle Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason. They’ll be shaking the ice off their outsides, but will have a warm glow on the inside for helping in the fight against thalassemia.


Jumping into freezing cold water isn’t something that most of these people do on a lark. They’re doing it to raise funds for CAF and for the Elks’ Camp Moore. The past two “polar plunges,” as they’re often called, raised a total of $100,000 in donations.

CAF depends upon fund raising activities like these to continue its vital services to the thalassemia community. And knowing that they’re helping CAF will make it easier for these people to wade into the frigid waters.

You can make this years’s “Miracle Plunge” a big success and help CAF continue its good work by clicking here and either donating to one of our “plungers” or signing up to be a “plunger” yourself.

Want more ideas on how to help CAF? Contact National Fund Raiser Alyssa Youngerman at

(If the video on this page doesn’t play, click here to see it on YouTube.)

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