Take the plunge with Subzero Heroes

Haven’t fulfilled your New Year’s resolution to get more involved in charitable causes in 2018? Go jump in the lake! The mid-Hudson chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has put out its annual call for brave souls to take an icy dip at the reservoir at Berean Park in Highland on Saturday, February 10. Heck, nearly anybody can take part in a walkathon; but only the truly intrepid have the nerve to become Subzero Heroes.

This year’s event, expected to draw more 1,000 participants, “sidekicks” and spectators, will feature heated tents, with separate community changing areas for men and women. Check-in happens from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with the jump itself starting promptly at noon. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Berean Park is located at 49 Reservoir Road, on the flanks of Illinois Mountain in the Town of Lloyd. The 50 parking spots on-site are for use only by those with a permit, including emergency responders, event staff, handicapped folks and senior citizens. If you fall into one of these categories, contact Lauren Voorhees at (914) 391-4161 or lvoorhees@alz.org to request a parking pass. All other event guests can park in the Tractor Supply parking lot at the Bridgeview Plaza, located at 3650 Route 9W in Highland. Shuttles will run in a continuous loop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Funds raised for Subzero Heroes help support the Alzheimer’s Association’s goals of supporting families living with the disease while pursuing a cure. To preregister and download the required waiver form, visit www.subzeroheroes.org. Volunteers are also needed for setup, breakdown and crowd control.

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