Support Chief's Challenge in the 2018 12th Annual Valentine Plunge

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A message from Chief's Challenge

On February 3rd, 2018, Joan Dancy & PALS will hold its 12th Annual Valentine Plunge to raise funds to care for people in our communities living with ALS.  Each and every one of you is needed to make that day a "fun-draising" success!

Our team was formed in honor of former Chief of Police Danny Scimeca, our beloved friend and family member. Danny had volunteered every year at the Valentine Plunge since its inception,  before he himself was diagnosed with ALS.  Sadly, Danny passed away in January of 2015.  We are again plunging in his memory. We will always remember Danny as a man who gave without thought to himself, a wonderful guy who loved his family, sports and music, and who had a great sense of humor. 

This year our theme is "Martins and Aliens" To highlight a very funny prank Danny played Crystal, Danny's daughter, when she was about 5 years old:

"Dad convinced me that I was an alien and that the ship was coming to pick us up.  I had to pick the top 5 items from Earth to bring to the alien planet.  When Mom got home, he told me that he had the times wrong...that it was 5am not 5pm for when the ship would pick us up.  He told me that it would be 15 years before the next alien ship! "  

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 twelfth 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.

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!

- Chief's Challenge