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Cold for a cause

Over 200 people come out to participate in Clear Lake's Polar Bear Dip.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 7:49 AM

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - For a $40 donation, people ran into a cold Clear Lake on Sunday afternoon. 

"I'm freezing, actually I'm kind of numb now," Laura Miller said. 

She participated in the event along side her coworkers and son. 

But she said being cold is worth helping others. 

All proceeds from the Polar Bear Dip are split between the Make A Wish Foundation and Toys for Tots. 

Laura Miller encouraged everyone to try the dip.

"The more people the better, we encourage everybody to come and do it...You don't have to have a group. You can come by yourself, it's as simple as that. And it's awesome, it's for a good cause," she said.

Ernie Martinez is a coordinator for Toys for Tots.

"This is a great kick off...we appreciate everyone that participates...we need more toys," he said.

He wanted everyone to know donations are still be accepted.

The event raised just over $10,500.

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