Vanessa Duncan

2018 Polar Plunge - Effingham

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#PlungeWith BoldNESS this year with me, VaNESSa Duncan, at the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois at Lake Sara in Effingham. That is right! I have committed to “be bold and get cold” for the 22,000 Special Olympics athletes participating across Illinois.

This is my 4th year jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Sara, and I have set a personal fundraising goal of $1000.00.  I greatly need your help to reach it!  Any amount is appreciated – it all goes to one “cool” cause and gets me that much closer to my icy dip.  Best of all, your donation helps provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programs and reveal their inner champion.

Donating through this site is simple, fast, and secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my Polar Plunge efforts and show your support for Special Olympics Illinois.  If you would like to #PlungeWith BoldNESS or learn more about this “official event of winter,” visit for all of the chilly details.

Thanks in advance for your support – and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!


Vanessa "NESS" Duncan


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