Icy Dip in Passmaquoddy Bay

Icy Dip in Passmaquoddy Bay

MAINE, USA. The 12th annual Polar Bear Swim in Calais saw daring dippers plunged into the Passamaquoddy Bay on Friday to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor. More than 150 people, including 30 college students dressed in Peter Pan costumes, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Coast Guard and Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees came out to support the cause and helped raise US$21,000 for the charity.

The Ronald McDonald House of Bangor is a short-term accommodation for families whose children are receiving treatment at nearby medical facilities. Each year, the 14-bedroom House is a home away from home for more than 500 families who must travel far from home for their seriously ill or injured children.

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