A group of people takes a plunge into freezing-cold water for a good cause. The City of Piedmont held its fifth annual Polar Plunge saturday morning. Swimmers gave 10-dollars to jump into the Piedmont city pool.
The chilly charity event raises money for Venecia’s Foundation, a nonprofit that helps cancer patients. Venecia’s Foundation President Randa Carroll and Piedmont Mayor Bill Baker say the founder, Venecia Benefield Butler, battled cancer for many years and wanted a way to help others in need.
Carroll, who is also Butler’s sister, says Butler made the plunge twice before she passed away in 2015. The Venecia Foundation holds several events throughout the year to raise money for cancer patients.