Thursday, January 6, 2011

Registration open for West Haven 'Icy Plunge' to benefit breast cancer research

WEST HAVEN — Organizers are seeking people to brave the frigid waters of Long Island Sound for the city’s 11th annual Icy Plunge for the Cure, which benefits breast cancer research.

Presented by the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, the event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 15 on the beach next to the Savin Rock Conference Center on Rock Street.

Registration in the conference center starts at 7:30 a.m.

Click here to read previous coverage of this event

The first 100 registered plungers will receive “plungewear,” and the top fundraiser will receive a prize.

Participants will gather on the sand near the conference center and wait for a signal to charge into the Sound. Wetsuits are not allowed.

Registration forms are available at the Department of Public Works, 355 Main St.; Police Department, 200 Saw Mill Road, and by calling Charlene Morgal at 203-937-3586, Sgt. Susan See at 203-937-3914 or Jen Cavallaro at 203-937-3619.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the plunge also can call Morgal, See or Cavallaro.

In the past, proceeds have gone to Looking Forward at the Hospital of Saint Raphael’s Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care and the Yale Breast Center at Yale-New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Donation checks may be sent to West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness, Department of Public Works, City Hall, 355 Main St., West Haven 06516.

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