Support Plunging for Annie in the 2018 12th Annual Valentine Plunge

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A message from Plunging for Annie

On February 3rd the 12th 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.

The icy plunge goes against all of your natural instincts but I am doing it 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. 


In Loving Memory

Anne Torrey Coleman

October 1, 1938 – October 2, 2008


I remember it like yesterday; Anne was playing with her grandchildren, enjoying the beach and rooting on her beloved Tar Heels with her husband Wilkes. I can’t imagine how excited she would be to attend her first great grandchildren’s first birthday and see the Tar Heels win another championship. For two years she battled ALS valiantly but inevitably fell victim to this dreaded disease in October, 2008.


When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me,
and I knew that little things are special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer,
and I believed there is a God I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me goodnight,
and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared
and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked...
and wanted to say thanks for all the things
I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.
--- Anonymous

Thanks for joining the family!

- Tom Coleman


  • Joseph & Barbara D'Oria:
    In Memory of Anne Coleman
  • Douglas Staebler:
    In honor of Anne Coleman, Mark O'Flynn and all of the amazing people who fought so gallantly; you are all missed.
  • Scott Vigil:
    Thanks for plunging for this great cause!
  • Mike Lyons:
    Hey Plungers - Thanks for all you are doing!
  • Thomas Rechlin:
    In Memory of Anne Coleman
  • Kevin Warner:
    We appreciate your efforts! - Kevin Warner & Deb Sill
  • Kimberly Gough:
    I'm sending my prayers for every person involved.
  • Dana Hobson:
    In memory of Anne T. Coleman / Mom Mom - Love, The Hobsons - LInc, Dana, Jack & Maggie
  • Bill & Mary Ann Wells:
    All the best to Tom and his entire crew of plungers.
  • Raymond Welte:
    Good Luck Tom, thanks for all you do for people that has this cruel disease.
  • Edward Solar:
    Got get 'em "T"! Godspeed my friend.
  • Kevin and Midge Leys:
    In memory of brother David who passed away August 2nd after 5 year battle with ALS - going out on his own terms!
  • Michelle Trapp:
    Gratitude for your fund raising to fight this disease in honor of your Mom
  • Dennis Klumb, Jr:
    Tom- What a great way to honor your mom's memory.
  • Lori Capaccio:
    Great cause Tom! Stay warm!
  • Rick Hauter:
    Way to go Tom, we plunge together!
  • Craig Lam:
    Good luck Coleman!
  • Matt Regan:
    Tim O'Neill
  • Dennis and Liz Rogers:
    Thanks for raising awareness Tom. Good luck on the plunge!
  • Chuck Dippo:
    Tom, Congratulations on your continued support of this worthy cause. Best, -Diana & Chuck Dippo
  • Jim Hansen:
    For Annie Coleman and for TCIII! Love you man! JTSSS
  • John Scully:
    Keep up the good work Uncle Tom. Cure this disease. Love, Kayla, David and Jake
  • Donald Barder:
    An amazing charity and so glad for the opportunity to participate.- Don Barder, Michelle Wold and Nora Kelly
  • Tracy Townsend:
    Cold body, warm heart!
  • Molly Stevens:
    Thinking of you my friend! Thanks for plunging!
  • Heidi Frisbie:
    Tom, Always so proud of you every year for your dedication to this cause. Much love!
  • Jim Theisen:
    Best wishes to Tom and his crew!