As we welcome in the season of giving, this is also a time many of us reflect on the year. What was good, what was bad but mostly what we are " thankful " for. This is also the time of year when non profit organizations ramp up their publicity in hopes to strike a nerve and get you to open both your mind and your pocketbook. I personally have always love to donate to " local " events or organizations because that gives me a chance to see my money at work. One of my favorite programs to donate to is the THIS IS ME FOUNDATION ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE. This year will be marking the 6th year of this annual event that is sponsored by The Quiet Man Public House in Peekskill along with the Brady Family.
" This Is Me " was created by Lauren and Caitlin Brady with hopes to raise awareness about alopecia and to help any individual dealing with an insecurity, big or small. Both Lauren and Caitlin were diagnosed with alopecia in high school. Thus understanding the daily struggles that people with this diagnosis have to deal with. Last year the " This Is Me " Foundation awarded 7 local scholarships : Peekskill High School - 2 , Walter Panas High School - 2 , Hendrick Hudson High School - 2 , as well as 2 national scholarships.
Last year with over 80 register plungers and over 1000 bystanders this event has become a community " must do " . It has evolved now into an event that even local business are lining up to get involved in with many local business offering a percentage cash back donation to the Plunge! Sign ups have started for this year which again will be held on New Years Day at 12 noon at the Peekskill Riverfront Green. If you would like to sign up for this event visit www.thisismefoundation.com or would just like to make a donation please visit www.newyearspolarplunge.org and look for the J Philip Real Estate Turning Blue Crew Team
Author:Tana McGuire Phone: 914-414-0759 Dated: November 24th 2017 Views: 354 About Tana: Leaving behind an extensive past in the hospitality business, it has enabled me to persevere through...
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