Jen Link, left, and Brittni Shaw, members of the Gangsta Squad, take the Polar Plunge Saturday in the third annual event at the Hannibal (Mo.) Marina boat ramp. Proceeds support the Special Olympics. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Posted: Jan. 27, 2013 12:01 am Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 12:15 am
A group of brave people took a Polar Plunge Saturday in Hannibal, Mo., to benefit Special Olympics. Those willing to jump into the icy water at the Hannibal marina could also win prizes for raising money.
Beth Calabotta doesn't know how much time she has left. The 48-year-old Quincy resident is living with a cancer-induced death sentence. But Calabotta isn't about to roll over and let the cancer get the best of her. "You can't sit around and think, 'Oh, I'm going to die,'" she said.