February 27, 2010
Lake of the Woods, Mahomet, IL
I am plunging. WE are plunging, we have rallied around and actually managed to find 5 or 6 people that will constitute a TEAM of
A view of the lake at the plunge 3 years ago.
We are plunging for Team Toys for Troops!
Here are our members, so far:
Give it up for Lizzie! Her mother, Debbie, is marrying my cousin Mike this summer, so that makes Lizzie my....cousin too, as far as I'm concerned. (Pirate not included)
Let's hear a round of applause for Sarah Westhoff! Her hubby, Fred, works with Clint. Fred and Clint are not participating in the Polar Plunge. They say it's because they have to work that day. Right. That's why. We believe them.
A Standing O, please, for Sue Klefstad. This photo was taken about 2 weeks ago, just after Sue's last chemotherapy treatment, for breast cancer. After a tough year for this always-smiling co-worker of mine, her oncologist has given her the go-ahead to go jump in a lake. She was told "You can do any stupid thing you want to!" Isn't that wonderful?
Put your hands together for Brian's brother, the one and only Dustin Jolley! Dustin was the first one to raise his hand and volunteer to be my teammate on this one—I KNEW he'd do it! Unfortunately, there may be a bit of a scheduling conflict with his basketball team...
The one that's not me is Michelle.
...so their stepmom, Michelle Jolley, has volunteered to jump for him if he doesn't make it. That is above and beyond a mother's duties, isn't it? I think she's crazy.
And last but not least, Moi. Here I am this weekend, showing off a refrigerator that we'll want to crawl into to get warm after we're done jumping:
50-degrees warmer than the waterrrrrr
What am I forgetting? Oh, yes. We need your monies! We each need to come up with at least $75 worth of donations to jump! Easy-Peasy.
Click here to go to our pledge page, pick a name and send $5 or $10 our way, won't you?
If YOU will click there, then WE will do this:
And together, we'll make THIS happen:
Thank you. I love you.
The more the merrier: Feel free to hit the "Join a Team" button and sign yourself up with Toys for Troops on the 27th.