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Come enjoy an icy dip in east side lake, and help lead the charge against breast cancer!


Plunging for Pink is an event of the "Paint the Town Pink Festival" in Austin, MN. This polar plunge event was started as a way to raise funds for breast cancer research, while creating a fun and creative winter activity that is wildly entertaining!  Over the course of the past five years, the participants of this event have combined to raise more than $240,000 towards breast cancer research!  Participants of the plunge are asked to raise a minimum donation amount of $50 in order to plunge into the frigid waters of icy East Side Lake. You can jump as a team, or jump as an individual. The idea is to raise as much money as possible in order to find a cure for breast cancer; to honor or tribute the loved ones we know affected by breast cancer; and to have fun supporting this enormous cause!

While plungers are raising money for a worthy cause, we encourage participants and spectators to be as festive as possible.  Be prepared for a fun envinroment with plenty of pink, music and fun!  Our previous experience has shown that the more action the better, and we schedule our teams and individuals to get through their plunge quickly, insuring non-stop fun and action!

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The Details


When

Plunging for Pink will be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 - starting at 1:30 p.m.


Where

East Side Lake - Public Lake Access
East Side Lake Park @ Oakland Pl NE & 8th Ave Ne
Austin, MN


Crowdfunding

The University of Minneosta offers a crowd funding tool.
This page can then be shared with all of your friends and family via social media, email or text and let them link right to your page!

Check our Campaign

Fundraise

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $50 towards breast cancer research in order to take the plunge, and encouraged to raise as much as possible beyond that point also!

Any cash and checks that are collected should be brought with you the day of your plunge and turned in during registration.

We encourage plungers to utilize the NEW crowdfundiing online donation tool provided in partnership by the University of Minnesota and The Hormel Institute.  Each team will have a crowdfunding page set up for them that will allow them to share their team page with friends and family, while allowing online donation from the site with 100% of the funds going directly to The Hormel Institute's breast cancer research fund!  Details about crowdfunding will be sent in addition after registration is complete.

Click here for a Donation Tracking Form


Chicken Coop
We have a few new people this year that are thinking about taking the plunge, but they are just a little too chicken to jump in the water without some extra motivation.  

Day of the Plunge

We will open registration at 11:30 and encourage you to arrive early.  When you register on site, you will need to sign your waiver, receive your Plunging T-shirt and turn in any of the funds that you have raised towards your plunge. 

Be sure to give yourself plenty of time in advance of your scheduled plunge time that will be emailed to you a week in advance of Plunge day. Also, plan accordingly for the weather conditions.  We will have heated trailers, as well as a heated warming tent, but these will be reserved for plungers during their plunging activity.  Reminder that safety is most important and all plungers must wear shoes and be in proper condition to plunge.  We encourage you to check the tab at the top of the web page for additional "Tips & Tricks."

Pinky Plunge
Want to participate, but can't or don't want to jump all the way in to the frigid cold waters of East Side Lake?  We would like all children, women, and men of all ages and abilities to be able to partake in this great event, so we will kick off with an all new Pinky Plunge this year!  Come dip a toe, finger, or whatever other body part you desire in to the lake!  All pinky plungers will go at the same time, so when signing up below please choose "Join Existing Team" and choose "Pinky Plunge."  Pinky Plungers will be asked to raise a minimum donation amount of $30, and will still get to enjoy the t-shirt and after party meal like the rest of the plungers.

Post Plunge Celebration


Whether you are plunging or not, come out and celebrate with us starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Austin VFW! The Plunge Celebration will feature award ceremony for plungers, raffle prizes, music, beverage, food and refreshments with proceeds going to benefit breast cancer research at the Hormel Institute! Starting at 8:00 p.m. be prepared to dance and enjoy the live entertainment of The Bissen Family Band and The Ripdoozers!

Wanna Sign UP?


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Your registration has been submitted.

"IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOUR PARENTS MUST BE PRESENT THE DAY OF THE EVENT AND SIGN THE PERMISSION WAIVER."

I wish to participate in the Plunging for Pink Event (the "Activity") sponsored by PTTP Steering Committee, using public property in Austin Minnesota (PTTP & City). My participation in the Activity is voluntary. I acknowledge that participating in the Activity carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. I know and am aware of all the dangers associated with my participation in the Activity and with such knowledge assume any and all such risks while participating in the Activity including but not limited to injuries that may result from jumping in freezing cold water and the effects of the extreme cold weather. To the best of my knowledge I am physically fit and have no physical or medical conditions that would prevent me from participating in the Activity. I acknowledge that the PTTP recommends that prior to participating in the Activity, I should first consult with my physician and abide by any limitations set by my physician. I understand and agree that neither the PTTP or any person acting on behalf of the City, may be held liable in any way for any event which occurs in connection with the Activity which may result in harm, death, injury or other damage to me. This waiver of liability does not waive liability for any injuries that I obtain as the result of willful, wanton or intentional misconduct by the PTTP or any person acting on behalf of the City. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless PTTP and the City for any expense or liability the PTTP or City may incur as a result of my conduct, actions or omissions while participating in the Activity. It is my express intent that this Waiver and Release shall bind the members of my family, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representatives if I am deceased.


Click here to see who is registered

Team Name Name
SINGLE JUMPER Macee Mosier
SINGLE JUMPER
SINGLE JUMPER
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Abel Morales
SINGLE JUMPER Larry Tabor
Austin Automotive's Cremaster Crew Scott Swelland
Austin Automotive's Cremaster Crew Chad Swelland
Austin Automotive's Cremaster Crew Lisa Swelland
Austin Automotive's Cremaster Crew Miguel Masberg
Barbs Blue Lips Barb McAlister
Barbs Blue Lips Isabella Villar
Barbs Blue Lips Camila Sanchez
Barbs Blue Lips Hope McAlister
Barbs Blue Lips Barb McAlister
Barbs Blue Lips Rose Corwin
Barbs Blue Lips Robin Corwin
Barbs Blue Lips Emily McAlister
Barley's Angels Jessica Brandenburg
Barley's Angels Jay Sheldon
Barley's Angels Christopher acker
Barley's Angels Angela Caldaron
Barley's Angels Morgan Skoglund
Barley's Angels Julayne Ashley
Boy Scout Troop 113 Slammin sammy Hagan
Boy Scout Troop 113 Willy Burger
Boy Scout Troop 113 Michael Roskop
Boy Scout Troop 113 Bill Roskop
Boy Scout Troop 113 Adam Vlasaty
Boy Scout Troop 113 George Langstaff
Boy Scout Troop 113 Sam Langstaff
Boy Scout Troop 113 Noah Zimmerman
Cancer kickers georgia ramaker
Cancer kickers Meschele Johnson
Cancer kickers Alisa Wagner
CRAZY AF An Le
CRAZY AF Kate Viker
Dutchtown Jumpers Judy Enright
Dutchtown Jumpers Michael Upcraft
Dutchtown Jumpers Terry Schmidt
Dutchtown Jumpers Jeremy Olson
Dutchtown Jumpers Chad Thomas
Dutchtown Jumpers Derek Hall
Dutchtown Jumpers Miah Klinger
Dutchtown Jumpers Ryan Bos
Dutchtown Jumpers Edward Hinchcliffe
Dutchtown Jumpers Jeff Horstmann
Dutchtown Jumpers Joel Ryks
Dutchtown Jumpers Mandi Overby
Dutchtown Jumpers Jason Maschka
Dutchtown Jumpers Randy Rauen
Full Force CrossFit Garrett Jenkins
Full Force CrossFit jenn jenkins
Full Force CrossFit Thomas Herrera
Full Force CrossFit nicole lansing
Full Force CrossFit Dominque Lenway
Full Force CrossFit kelly nellermoe
Full Force CrossFit jamie hemingway
Full Force CrossFit bonnie gordon
Full Force CrossFit mark jenkins
Full Force CrossFit celina yunker
Full Force CrossFit alayna Hall
Full Force CrossFit kristin bickler
Full Force CrossFit Morgan Sauer
HYPE Superheroes Megan Wolfe
HYPE Superheroes Shane Ward
HYPE Superheroes Daniella Ciampa
HYPE Superheroes Megan O'Donnell
HYPE Superheroes Samuel Dudley
HYPE Superheroes Steve Lubke
HYPE Superheroes Samantha Westrick
HYPE Superheroes Tyler Regan
HYPE Superheroes Danielle Dye
Hyvee Kristin Anderson
Hyvee Jessica Gwilt
Hyvee Gauge Thordor
Hyvee Taylor Schaefer
Hyvee Janie Mosier
Hyvee Barbara Dudley
Hyvee Becky Helfritz
Neveln Knights Stephanie Garbisch
Neveln Knights Josh McRae
Neveln Knights Clint Phillips
Neveln Knights Brenda Hackensmith
Neveln Knights Shelly Weinmann
Neveln Knights Nicole Thompson
Neveln Knights Janene Lunning
Neveln Knights Maria Mickelson
Neveln Knights Dewey Schara
Neveln Knights Eric Kossoris
Neveln Knights Eric Kossoris
Neveln Knights Tracy Garry
Neveln Knights Julie Nelson
Neveln Knights Gina Williams
Neveln Knights Pam Schwarz
Neveln Knights Megan Schwenn
Neveln Knights Chris Garbisch
Neveln Knights Jen Duley
Nightwalkers Christian Batalden
Nightwalkers Doug Streightiff
Nightwalkers Nick Dean
Nightwalkers Derek Ehmke
Nightwalkers Drew Helle
Nightwalkers Dan Blilie
Nightwalkers Zach Griebenow
Nightwalkers Craig Gaines
Nightwalkers Payton Lautenschlager
Nightwalkers Judah Chezick
Nightwalkers Chris Lea
Nightwalkers David Gilbert
Nightwalkers jeremy mason
Nightwalkers jeff gross
Pink Things Ryan Glaser
Pink Things Courtney Solberg
Pink Things Nick Chouanard
Pink Things Ethan Israel
Runnings runners Damian Ryks
Runnings runners Hunter Maloney
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Marina Ferrari
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH ADRIAN MANSINI
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Adrian Mansini
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Sergio Gradilone
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Matteo Astone
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Adrian Mansini
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Anmbreen jamroze
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Moeez Rathore
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Humberto De vitto
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Anmbreen Jamroze
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Ali Calderon
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Sergio Gradilone
SCIENTISTS MAKE A SPLASH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Tian Xie
Shooting Down Cancer Steven Kremer
Shooting down Cancer Jacob Gross
Shooting down Cancer Toren Bires
Shooting Down Cancer Cody Anderson
Shooting down Cancer Lindsay Bires
Shooting Down Cancer Erica Nelson
Shooting Down Cancer Toby Hovelsrud
Shooting Down Cancer Angie Hovelsrud
Shooting Down Cancer Courtney Kremer
TEAM AKKERMAN Tim Staver
TEAM AKKERMAN Justin Akkerman
TEAM AKKERMAN Derek Akkerman
TEAM AKKERMAN Josh Hall
TEAM AKKERMAN Alex Whiteis
Team G Gayle Nelson
Team G Gusty Adams
Team G Jane Michels
Team G Jane Michels
Team HHS Beverly Atzl
Team HHS Sara Unverzagt
Team HHS Colleen Horn
Team Muffler Center Lindsey Sorenson
Team Muffler Center Cathy Sorenson
Team Muffler Center Brenda Sorenson
Team RamRod Kandi Woodworth
Team RamRod Nicholas Miles
Team RamRod Wieonia ONeil
Team RamRod Sarah Langan
Team RamRod Mathew Woodworth
Team RamRod Garrison Gardner
Team RamRod Nina Onhsee
Team RamRod Bradyen Woodworth
Team RamRod Joe McMahon
U.S. Bank Gretchen Beckel
U.S. Bank Christina Qualey
U.S. Bank Jacob Beckel
U.S. Bank Sherry Schied
U.S. Bank Laura Schied
U.S. Bank Crystal Knutson
U.S. Bank Emily Beckel
Warrior Wagons/Papa Greer Vannessa Wieseler
Warrior Wagons/Papa Greer Harry Gabrielson
Warrior Wagons/Papa Greer Marissa Zook
Warrior Wagons/Papa Greer Kelli Herman
Warrior Wagons/Papa Greer Zach Herman

Let's Get In Touch!


Have additional questions or need more information?  Follow us on Twitter  @Plunging4Pink or Please reach out to us at the email address below and we will get back to you in a short period of time!  Thanks for checking out the site and we hope to see you on January 27th!

plungingforpink@gmail.com

A special thanks to our sponsors


                              

                  

      

Hormel Historic Home

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