Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:49 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Splash raises $11,330 in plunge

I would like to thank each and every person that has sponsored me this year and every year since I have started jumping in the American Cancer Society's Polar Bear Plunge. This year was brutally cold and not nice at all. The weather was in the single digits but with the wind chill, it drove the temp down to a nasty -30 degrees. The water temperature, however, was much warmer than usual; it was 38.9 degrees so getting in wasn't as bad as getting out.

I raised $11,330 with monies still coming in from some companies. I truly appreciate each and every dollar I raise and have some people that deserve the extra special thank yous. Those include: Dr. Susan Polis of Preventive Dental Services who graciously donated $1,100 to the cause, the Department of Alaska American Legion Auxiliary who donated $1,000 and the following who donated $500 each: John Crandall of Cook Inlet Marine, Sons of the American Legion Squadrons 16 and 57, American Legion Post 16. Lloyd Moore of Moore & Moore Services for $250. I would like to thank Naomi Klouda of the Homer Tribune for the coverage and Homer Theatre for allowing me to have a benefit movie night to help in my fundraising efforts.

Last, but not least, is my family and friends. If it wasn't for the support of my family and friends, I could not do this event. I love helping people and this is the best event to help those in need. Again, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Splash — Christie Hill