Polar Bear participants dauntless cold for ALS investigate – Corpus Christi Caller
January 2, 2016 - als
Experienced Polar Bear Plungers have tips for a cold event.
Don’t asperse your conduct in a water. You don’t wish to come out soaked and have to atmosphere dry outdoors.
Have a heavy, comfortable dress on deck. Set a goal.
Jennifer Perales’ idea was to run distant adequate to douse adult to her shoulders in a beach water. She done it waist-deep final year, during a initial Corpus Christi Polar Bear Plunge on North Beach.
About 250 people sealed adult this year for a eventuality that raises income for researching a heal for ALS, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
All of a deduction go to a ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eventuality organizer Alissa Mejia said. More than $12,000 were lifted as of Thursday, Mejia said, and about 30 people purebred Friday.
Perales doubted her idea as she peeled off a gray North Face coupler and windbreaker pants and felt a wind, light sleet and about 50-degree temperature.
“I don’t know about going for a shoulders. That was a confidant goal,” she pronounced as she faced a water, wearing a bikini tip and spandex shorts.
At a go-signal, Perales and her partner, Glenn Peterson, ran palm in palm by a waves.
As a H2O splashed only subsequent her chest, Perales incited around and shook her head. Peterson, still holding her hand, dunked himself to his shoulders before following her to a shore.
The span sprinted to a rug of Fajitaville On a Beach grill where they yanked robes out of their gym bags.
“Ouch, it hurts,” Perales said.
After drying off and warming up, she vowed to lapse subsequent year with a same goal.