LAKE FOREST – Lake County Cares is pleased to report it raised more than $10,000 at its inaugural Shamrock Shivers Polar Plunge on Sunday, March 12. More than 133 people braved the cold day by the water, 72 of whom went into Lake Michigan at Forest Park Beach in Lake Forest.
“For our first year holding this event, I’m thrilled with the turnout and the support for Lake County Cares. This will definitely be an annual event for us,” said Pam Gracyalny, executive director of Lake County Cares. “I can’t believe how many parents brought their children and plunged together as a family. It was really adorable.”
With this year being the 50th anniversary of Lake County Cares, the organization is launching new programs throughout Lake County and is exploring new ways to make Lake County stronger and bring people together in support of local community impact.
Submitted by Lake County Cares