Peg Ramsey’s Subzero Hero jump is a true act of bravery, since she admits to having “a deathly fear of the water!”
She first got up the courage to take the frigid plunge in 2011 after participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for several years.
Combating Alzheimer’s disease is a mission close to Peg’s heart, as she lost her mother to it in addition to an aunt and grandmother.
What she loves most about Subzero Heroes is, “the camaraderie and the opportunity to support a wonderful organization that offers assistance to families and friends of those who suffer from this heartbreaking disease.”
While many Subzero Heroes put a lot of energy into creating outrageous costumes for the event, Peg prefers to keep it simple, focusing instead on getting in the right mindset for the plunge.
“It takes all I have to prepare mentally for the jump,” she said.
Peg is also gearing up for this year’s fundraising efforts. In past years, she’s come up with creative ways of bringing in donations.
“I usually ask and ask for donations,” she said. “Last year, I made and raffled gift baskets as well as sold Alzheimer's keychains for $10. I only paid $3 each.”
All this is worth the extra effort for Peg, who calls Subzero Heroes, “a wonderful way to support the Alzheimer's Association and show support for those we love.”
Thank you, Peg -- and to all our other Subzero Heroes and Sidekicks -- for everything you do to support the Alzheimer's Association. We couldn't make it without you!
To register, or for more information about the 2016 Subzero Heroes at Berean Park in Highland, visit www.subzeroheroes.org
Reach Dugan Radwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.272.3900