March 21, 2019

Taking the plunge in a big way

Taking the plunge in a big way
More than $70,000 raised for cancer foundation
By Jerry W. Kram
Sometimes it gets a little too cold even for the hardiest of North Dakotans.
That happened back in February when the Ice Water Warrior Plunge for the American Indian Cancer Foundation had to be postponed because of temperatures colder than minus 20 and 30 mile an hour winds. But last Wednesday, things had warmed up to a balmy 22 degrees (above!) and the event sponsored by MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox was able to go ahead.
The delay may have been a good thing, because participants raised a record $70,000 for the American Indian Cancer Foundation.
“Outside of some expenses, all of the money raised goes the foundation,” Fox said. “We all know that Native people suffer a greater risk of cancer and so this is our way of trying to help that situation and have a lot of fun at the same time.”
Fox started the plunge four years ago after participating in a similar event in Jamestown. The event has a new name, the Ice Water Warriors Plunge, because a trademark problem with the previous name.

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