My brother David and his girlfriend Brittney both work with special needs adults. They are going to be participating in the Passion Plunge, in which they, and other insane people, jump into the freezing cold Atlantic ocean in February. Why would anyone do this? Here is the explanation from the fundraising site:
The Passion Plunge helps support 11,676 individuals with intellectual disabilities who have chosen to live a healthier and happier life by participating in programs offered by Special Olympics Massachusetts.
Dave and Brittney's Team is called The r"EMARC"ables - aren't they cute?