Event Date: March 17, 2019
Every year, Rí Rá kicks off St. Patrick's Day celebrations with a Plunge into the Ice Cold Waters at the East End Beach in Portland, to raise Funds for the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation. This year, our in-store hooligans will be joinging them.
A tradition now for the last 17 years, raising over $350,000 to date, this year’s event takes place on March 17, 2019 when those fools will face the cold and jump into the water at the East End Beach at 5:30am for this extremely worthy cause.
About Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation
The Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation assists with treatment expenses beyond insurance coverage, home modifications to deal with new limitations, support groups and social events with other burn survivors or family members.The organization intends to be a resource for hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and fire departments that work and have contact with burn victims. They work to establish a network of volunteers, inside and outside the Local 740 and the Fire Department, to help accomplish the Foundation’s projects. Annually the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation host a winter burn survivors camp for children 11 to 17 years old. There is no cost to the camper or their family.