PHOTO — About 175 intrepid participants dash in and out of the 34-degree water of Long Island Sound during the 18th annual Icy Plunge for the Cure benefit Saturday, Jan. 13, at Savin Rock Beach. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh, File)
WEST HAVEN, Nov. 6, 2018 — Participants in the 19th Icy Plunge for the Cure, a longtime winter tradition, can break out the arctic swimwear Saturday, Jan. 5, at Savin Rock Beach.
The 9 a.m. event, presented by the city’s Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, benefits breast cancer research and education.
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St.
The first 100 people to register will receive “plungewear.” The top fundraiser will receive a prize.
Since the first plunge in 2001, the committee has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for the cause.
The 2019 plunge will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness Program.
The plunge is a celebration of survivors and a remembrance of loved ones who have died of the disease.
Proceeds have previously gone to the Yale Breast Center at Yale New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital and Looking Forward, an education and wellness program for cancer patients at Smilow.
Stay here for more details.
— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator