Portland Polar Dip on Feb. 15 benefits Camp Sunshine

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PORTLAND — The seventh annual Portland Polar Dip to benefit Camp Sunshine is set for noon on Saturday, Feb. 15, at East End Beach.

Participants will plunge into the icy waters of Casco Bay to raise money to help send more families to Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat in Casco for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Every polar dip participant is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges.

The Portland Polar Dip has again partnered with CrowdRise, a popular online fundraising platform, to make it easier for the entire community to unite, support and raise funds for Camp Sunshine. To start raising funds, form or join a team, and donate online, visit www.crowdrise.com/PortlandPolarDip2014. For more information, call 207-655-3800.

Organizers have set a goal to raise $20,000 – enough to send 10 Maine families to Camp Sunshine.

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East End beach is located at the base of Portland’s Eastern Promenade. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the plunge set for noon.

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