2012-02-03 / Community

Take The Plunge For Cystic Fibrosis


Last year plungers take to the water. Last year plungers take to the water. By Debbie Fleury

This Saturday, the 12th annual “Take the Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis” will take place. Participants are encouraged to take a dip at the beach and help raise money to find a cure.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that affects 30,000 adults and children in the United States. It’s a chronic lung disease that is life-threatening without treatment. Currently there is no cure for the disease, but organizers of the Rockaway plunge want to change that.

Participants are reminded that the event will take place even if there’s snowfall. Last year more than 250 people took to the shores in the snow. This year the day is forecasted to be clear.

Plungers are encouraged to meet at St. Camillus’ Springman Hall, at 185 Beach 99 Street, to register at 1 p.m. After the event, participants can expect to join an open party for food and drinks, raffles, and music featuring D.J. James Tubridy.


Last year’s event was chillier than ever with snow on the ground. Last year’s event was chillier than ever with snow on the ground. Rockaway resident John McMahon, whose daughter has cystic fibrosis, is the co-founder of the event and donates all of the proceeds to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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