KAWARTHA LAKES-The third annual Jump in the Lake Challenge on Saturday May 7 was a success raising over $45,000 for the Summit Wellness Centre in Coboconk.
Unlike other organized Polar Bear Dips, participants jumped into the frigid early May waters from their own docks or local piers. Over 300 donors helped 35 participants raise more than $45,000 so far this year and there is still time to donate.
“As a community, we cannot express enough our gratitude for all who participated, donated, and cheered us all on for this year’s Jump In The Lake Challenge for the Summit Wellness Centre!”said Jennifer Wilson, General Manager of the Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce.
“The Summit Wellness Centre project has always been about communities coming together to solve some complex issues facing us all, and this community effort led by Dean Michel and Jennifer Bacon is a wonderful symbol of that,” added Wilson.
“We have an exciting year ahead of us,” said Wilson. “Keep an eye on Legion Park hill in Cobo- conk this summer as we start to see that site change in preparation for the new Summit Wellness Centre!”.
In three years the annual Jump in the Lake Challenge has raised over $125,000.
The new Summit Wellness Centre will provide a hub for community health in the northern portion of Kawartha Lakes and will include doctors, after-hours care, physiotherapy, dental, a community meeting space and other complementary services that will benefit both full-time and seasonal residents.
Congratulations to all involved!