The Mamby Beach Plunge
Chicago has been known, more recently, to be one of the most dangerous cities for gun violence. Of course, it all depends on circumstance and location, but the sheer volume of tumultuous activity can be a worry for any city. Last year was a record-breaking year for violence in Chicago, and in an effort to REACT to this violence, the folks at React Presents and Mamby on the Beach have created a fundraiser in an attempt to give back to a community that needs the help of neighbors and friends. They have partnered with Bright Star Community Outreach Inc., “a nonprofit organization aimed towards assisting people afflicted with traumatic experiences by providing various types of healing resources through programs like the TURN (The Urban Resilience Network) Center.”
Organizers have a goal of raising $10,000 by March 11th for Bright Star Community Outreach Inc. and the Dream Center. Why donate? Those who donate are entered to win a 4-pack of VIP tickets to Mamby on the Beach 2017! Plus, if they hit the desired goal (or get within a desired amount) the React/Mamby staff members will plunge into the freezing cold lake on Facebook live. Everyone loved watching folks drench themselves during the Ice Bucket Challenge, this one is several steps above.
You can donate to the cause at the Bright Star Go Fund Me page here. Make sure and share your support for this community-wide cause with the official hashtag #MambyPlunge.