Plunge Where You Are

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Chicago Polar Bear Plunge
Photograph: Courtesy Chicago Polar Bear Club

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Most years, this frigid tradition—organized by the Chicago Polar Bear Club, not the folks behind the Polar Plunge in March—challenges people to take a dip in Lake Michigan to raise money for local families in need. The 2021 social distancing take on the event calls upon participants to take the plunge remotely, whether in a cold shower, freezing bathtub or otherwise frigid environment, and post the photo to their social media channels with the hashtag #CPBC2021. It's free to sign up, but you'll also set up an online fundraising page to collect donations for local families. Let the plunging commence! 

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