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February 20, 2014

Polar Bear jump raises $107k for charity


The work that goes into organizing the event each year is not inconsiderable, but as Waters explained, “When you see the face on the recipients, it is worth it. I think of some of these moms, dealing with a child’s serious onset ... it makes me remember I just don’t have it so bad.”

Among this year’s recipients are an infant who is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia; a young boy who was born with severe club feet and a heart murmur; and a 10-year-old with Hunter syndrome, a terminal degenerative condition.

The Portlandville Methodist Church Angel Fund, a recipient of this year’s Polar Bear Jump, will be supporting Amy Crowningshield, a local woman with a neurological disorder that causes extreme progressive body stiffness and spasms. The jump will also benefit Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, and the Milford Fire Department and Emergency Squad.

A full list of recipients, and more information about the Polar Bear Jump, is available at

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