Penguin Plunge rescheduled due to Nor’easter weather. See you next Sunday at Noon in Nyack Memorial Park.

Elle Fishman and Sebsation Scully look forward to meeting you next weekend!


By Carol Mcilmurray

Penguin Plunge’s 11th annual fundraiser for Ella Fishman and Sebastian Scully has been postponed to next week due to choppy and dangerous waters following yesterday Nor’easter that brought down trees and ripped roofs all over Rockland/Westchester and surrounding areas.

The NYACK MEMORIAL PARK fundraiser for children in need of medical care will be MARCH 11 at NOON. Friends and family are welcome to support the plunge by rooting their loved ones on the sidelines. Free food and beverages will be served, donation are welcomed.

The Hudson River is currently a choppy and dangerous situation since winds are continuing to blow waters and undercurrents in separate directions.

Organizer and local policewoman Barbara Noyes said, “We are looking forward to bring the penguin plunge to next week so can enjoy a safe and fun penguin waddle and wade in the waters.”

Advertisers and all sorts of fun merchandise will be on hand by donation bases only.

See you next Sunday, don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and safe shoes for the Husdon River plunge in Nyack!

Elle Fishman

Elle is four-year-old from Piermont. She was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, or an underdeveloped cerebelllum. This causes severe delays in developing speech, learning to walk, and balancing herself. At age four, Elle can not yet talk, stand or walk on her own. She is a very smart, strong and brave girl who wants to be independent and just like her friends.  Elle doesn’t get discouraged and always tries to do the most that she can do.

Sebastian Scully

Sebastian is a lively seven-year-old from Valley Cottage. He was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, a rare chronic allergic reaction inflammatory disease that at this time has no cure. The disease involves different methods of treatment to relieve the pain and symptoms including specialized nutrients and medications. Despite all this, Sebastian doesn’t complain and is a happy student at Valley Cottage Elementary. He wants to grow up and be a firefighter like his dad.



Penguin Plunge, Inc. is a not-for-profit registered 501(c)(3) that helps the families of serious ill children in meeting their medical and support costs as they focus on their children’s health. The Penguin Plunge gives people the opportunity to take a memorable dip into the icy waters of the Hudson River while raising money for a good cause. Since 2008 we have raised over $350,000 for some incredible young people. Meet them here.
This year, we are celebrating our 11th Annual Plunge and braving the cold for some more local families whose children are struggling with serious medical conditions.