by Vice President, Community Relations Bob Conigliaro
For the fourth year in a row, Caspers Company took on the role of the Presenting Sponsor of the Children’s Cancer Center GELATIN PLUNGE. This year the event was located right on their property two blocks away from our office on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. With hundreds of supporters showing up, parking was made available at the nearby Holiday Inn parking garage and our own office lot.
We, Team McJiggy, were first to plunge into the pool filled with hundreds of gallons of orange gelatin. As I took the microphone at the top of the platform about to slide, they informed me that they had raised $83,000 and hoped to raise $90k. I challenged the attendees to dig deep and shoot for $100k. Young Adam, barely 7 years old, who endured tremendous chemo therapies for a very rare form of cancer and was given a 2% chance of survival, was asked to say a prayer and bless the plungers and pool of gelatin.
We boldly slid, dived, and plopped into the very cold and slimy orange g
elatin, all for a great cause. The pics say it all. Well, not the part about what sticky Jell-O feels like in, on, beneath, and throughout your clothes.