A Wish Come True’s 17th Annual
Polar Plunge Challenge


To preserve one of our signature fundraisers through the pandemic, we have transformed our Annual Polar Plunge Challenge into an at-home Ice Bucket Challenge!

Help us send Nathan and Kaiden to Disney World and provide vital resources to families of medically fragile children by joining the challenge!


The 17th Annual Ice Bucket Challenge will be running throughout the month of January, not just on the 1st, when the Polar Plunge usually happens.



Stay dry after taking the plunge with one of our Freezin' for a Reason towels! Purchase your Freezin' for a Reason towel for $15 or get one for FREE when you donate $100! As always, all proceeds will go towards sending Nathan and Kayden to Disney World! Contact Mary-Kate O'Leary at 401-781-9199 or email MaryKate@awishcometrue.org to get your towel today.

Your Assignment: 

  1. On video, challenge your friends - Call them out individually: "I am raising money for Nathan and Kayden to go to Disney World and I am challenging xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx to join me. It’s your turn to take the bucket challenge and challenge 5 others.” 

  2. Video tape yourself pouring a bucket of ice water over your head.

  3. Make a donation or create a Facebook event to generate even more fundraising dollars.

  4. Share your video on social media with the hashtag #AWCTPolarPlunge

Contact Mary-Kate O'Leary at 401-781-9199 or email MaryKate@awishcometrue.org for more information.

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Two of the many children who will benefit this year are Kaiden and Nathan:


Kaiden is 4-years-old and is from Fall River. He was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder in 2019, which causes inflammation that damages his immune system, vital tissues, and organs. Kaiden recently received stem cell and bone marrow transplants and spent most of the year in Boston Children’s Hospital. Kaiden’s wish is to go with his family to Give Kids the World and Disney World in Florida.


Nathan is 4-years-old and lives in Wakefield. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2019 and has spent months at Hasbro Children’s Hospital for surgeries and other treatments. He is looking forward to the end of his treatments at the start of 2020 and hopes to also go with his family to Give Kids the World and Disney World in Florida.