Thirty brave souls dove into the new year with a frosty swim in Cayuga Lake for Tuesday’s 4th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge, raising more than $40,000 for Ithaca Community Recovery. It was the first time the fundraiser, which is held each New Year’s Day at the Ithaca Yacht Club, reached its ambitious goal.
ICR is a non-profit organization that works to support addiction recovery by providing space for meetings and activities at 518 West Seneca Street. When planning committee co-chairs Carol Miller and Judy Epstein launched the Chill Challenge in 2016, they were hoping to raise funds to maintain safe, supportive facilities at 518.
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