Take the Plunge!

by Kristyn Iodice Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Take the Plunge!

What better time to focus on affairs of the heart than right around Valentines Day? In this case we’re talking literal hearts, and efforts to keep them beating, which is a cause that’s been adopted by the Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2016. Inspired by efforts of local fire departments, EMTs and rescue squads, an expressed need was made clear that if those services could acquire one or several “LUCAS Devices” more lives could likely be saved now and in the future.

A Polar Bear Splash and Dash Fundraiser has been planned for Saturday, February 13 at Yahoola Creek Park in Lumpkin County to help generate funds to purchase the devices. A 5K run (the Dash) will start at 9 am and the wade, or jump into the creek (the Splash) will take place at 10:30 am. The Leadership Class is coordinating the event, selling sponsorships and individual or team opportunities to participate in any or all of the activities.

A LUCAS Device is a portable, re-chargable piece of equipment that performs steady chest compressions during the process of CPR. The device frees paramedics to perform other life-saving interventions until assistance arrives on the scene

Cost to participate is the following

5K Fun Run Begins at 9am – $25 Registration Fee

“Splash” Begins at 10:30am - $100 Minimum Gathered Donations

Can't make the event? You can still be a part of the cause – click https://fundly.com/jump-start-your-heart-polar-bear-splash-and-dash to donate.

All proceeds will help purchase a LUCAS chest compression device for Lumpkin County EMS.

For more information, be sure to ‘LIKE’ Lumpkin Lucas Project on Facebook and/or email the organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


[image provided by "Polar Bear Plunge in the water" by eagle102.net - originally posted to Flickr as Polar Bear Plunge. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons]

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