LI Polar Bear club plunges to help grant wishes
With temperatures flirting with the freezing point, hundreds of people took a dip in 40-degree water to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For one swimmer who took the Polar Bear Plunge, raising money to fulfill wishes of terminally ill children is personal. Mike Bradley's son died at the age of 4 before he could make a wish, but now Bradley is determined to give other kids a chance.
"[We're] trying to make some money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation so that the children can have a few nice days with their family and enjoy themselves," Bradley says.
The 10th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Plunge will try to top last year's fundraising total of $370,000.