2009-01-09 / Community

'Take The Plunge' For Cystic Fibrosis

The ninth annual "Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis," will take place on Saturday, February 7 at 1 p.m. at St. Camillus, located at 185 Beach 99 Street.

Individuals who will take the plunge for cystic fibrosis and for Annie McMahon, a young woman with the disease, will meet at the St. Camillus gymnasium before gathering for a group plunge. Swimmers and land lovers are welcome to join.

After the plunge, there will be an open bar, food, raffles and fun, featuring DJ James Tubridy. There is a $40 donation and swimmers qualify for free admission and T-shirts with a minimum of $60 in sponsorships.

The event will help raise money to fight Cystic Fibrosis, which currently has no cure. The genetic disease affects more than 30,000 children and adults in the United States. For more information or to obtain sponsor sheets, go to www.rockawayplunge.com, or call Claire Conti at 718-474-0749, or Jim Mullen at 718-474-8062.

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