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Getting Wet for a Good Cause

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm


People from Beersheba to Monteagle were getting wet this week and it wasn’t because of the rain. Grundy County citizens challenged each other to step up and help the Rogers family earn funds for Madi Rogers’ diabetic alert dog. This dog will alert Madi’s caregivers when her sugar levels rise too high or low or when she is about to have a seizure. Wendy Snow Tipton organized the Madi Rogers 24HR Cold Water Challenge and did not originally think it would garner such amazing success. After a slow start, challenges began to take off. So far, videos have been posted on the challenge Facebook page of Grundy County High School athletic teams, local political candidates, business owners, students, and dedicated citizens. The challenge is even beginning to reach outside Grundy County with people jumping for Madi in Marion County and even Hawaii. The rules for the challenge are easy. If you have been challenged, you can jump in a lake, a bathtub, or any type of cold water. After jumping, you donate to the Madi Rogers 24 HR Cold Water Challenge. Tipton says, “Think big and challenge big!” You can enjoy videos of locals jumping on the challenge on the Facebook page. Pictured are (l to r): Tiffany Meeks, Dana Harris, Freddie Harris, Hunter Brown, Justin Fults, Jameson Fults, Ashley Meeks, and Drema Nunley taking the plunge at Harris Lake in Monteagle.