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Polar plunge raises money for good cause

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Apolar plunge in Nekoosa Tuesday afternoon raised money for a goodcause.

About55 people gathered to jump into the ice-cold water. The eventbenefits the Children's Miracle Network. Since 1998, it's raised morethan $200,000 for the organization.

Welove having the bystanders come and cheer people on,” said IileePederson, annual giving coordinator for CMN. "I think thatreally makes a difference when people are jumping. So we definitelydid have a big crowd and hopefully next year we'll have even morejumpers as well.”

Newsline9's Alex Haight took part in the chilly dip.

Organizerssay they hoped to raise $15,000 this year.

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