Support Andrew Shaiken in the 2020 14th Annual Valentine Plunge

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A message from Andrew Shaiken

On February 1, 2020 the 14th Annual Valentine Plunge brings together a brotherhood of family, friends, community and heart!  Each one of you is needed to make that day a "fun-draising" success.

Jumping in 32 degree water in the middle of the winter has to be the stupidest idea ever. The icy plunge goes against all of your natural instincts but most of us are going out for the thirteenth year in a row as an act of solidarity with our local PALS (People with ALS) because they are conquering immensely greater fears every minute of every day. The spirit of the day is incredibly uplifting. To see hundreds of people come together to help their neighbors in need is just beautiful.

As many of you know, my good friend and old roommate, Dennis Lafferty has been bravely fighting ALS the last 3 years.  The years I spent living with Dennis and our buddies were some of the best days of my life.  Our times spent, skiing, hanging in central park or out in the city or hamptons always lead to laughs and stories that continue to be retold years later.  Please help me support Dennis in this fight and celebrate his courage.

The "plunge" we're asking you to make doesn't involve freezing cold water -- but it will make a big splash in the lives of our PALS. Simply click the "Donate" button above to make a secure online donation today.  

Thanks for joining the family!

- Lafferty Plungers


Gary Wolf

susan shaiken

good luck to all you plunges. Dennis you are such a great man. I remember coming to the apartment to see Andy and talking with you. fondly susan

Tani & Eric Gelber

Jon Herman

Brad & Sharon Mantel

Lisa Shaiken

The Shaikens honor Dennis Lafferty. Keep fighting!

Stuart Tainsky

Great cause. Good luck Andy on the fundraising and best wishes to your friend. - The Tainsky Family

Taryn Mackinnon



Walter Staudenmaier