HARVEYS LAKE -- About 50 people took the polar bear plunge into Harveys Lake on Saturday.
The plunge is an annual tradition that gives back to worthy causes, and this year’s event helped a little girl battling leukemia.
"I couldn't feel my legs, I was trying to stumble up this hill here-- I couldn't feel anything," said Robert Derby, of Courtdale.
Several dozen’s of people showed up for 2013’s Polar Bear Plunge in Harvey's lake.
The money raised helped Anthony Glover and Julissa Perez's 2 year old daughter Jasleen, who had been battling leukemia.
The whole event was put together by Glover's co-worker, Patrick Doyne.
"We were looking for a local charity, and we heard about him, and I said he works under the same roof we do. I've seen him before, met him, he's a nice guy, I wanted to help out the family," said Doyne.
That surprised little Jasleen's parents and helped give them hope.
"When he let me know what the situation was going to be --my eyes opened wide -- people really are going to jump in the cold water,” said Glover.
"She's very excited, she understands what's going on, I appreciate everyone coming out doing what they do, and even the people who didn't jump in, I appreciate everybody," said Perez.
The plunge raised more than $1,000 to help with Jasleen's medical expenses.