About 200 people jumped into the chilly waters of Lake Anne on Saturday for a good cause - Camp Sunshine, a summer camp for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The sixth annual Freezin for a Reason Virginia Polar Dip had a goal of raising $100,000, which will send 50 Mid-Atlantic familes to Camp Sunshine in Maine this summer.
The freezing part delivered - it was about 29 degrees at jump time 2 p.m. Saturday. It did not stop the superheroes and vikings, clowns and angels and other costumed folks from a dip in the lake.
Each participant raised or donated a minimum of $100 for the opportunity.
The Virginia Polar Dip was started in 2008 by Bill and Gail Toth of Vienna, who first attended Camp Sunshine as a participating family in 1996 when their daughter Jennifer, then age 3, was a cancer patient. Jennifer was celebrating her 20th birthday at Saturday's event.
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