The PURPLE PLUNGE is an annual fundraiser focused on helping local families affected by cancer.  Participants can register as individuals or teams to wade in or take the full plunge into the freezing cold water of Lake Zurich.

Join the PLUNGE on March 2, 2019.

Selecting the link below will take you to the Purple Plunge Event website.


2nd Annual Pottery for a Cause

October 01, 2019

On Sunday October 20, 2019 (12pm-6pm). join Clay Monet & Purple Plunge for the 2nd Annual Pottery for a Cause and enjoy pottery, painting, penguins and more!

Recipient Spotlight Story

February 05, 2019

This spotlight will be a little different as they have chosen to remain anonymous for personal reasons. We at the Purple Plunge are honored to share these stories with our community to show you how our organization can make an impact. Here is their story...

Brunswick Zone Bowling Success

January 27, 2019

Great time had by all at the Brunswick Zone Purple Plunge Fundraiser.

In Memory of Letitia Pawlak

January 15, 2019

The Purple Plunge Family has lost one of our most vibrant and caring members this past week. Letitia Pawlak passed away on January 7. We will be holding a moment of silence for Letitia at this year's plunge to honor her memory. Please take a moment to read her obituary.

Recipient Spotlight Story

January 15, 2019

We would like to share another Purple Plunge Spotlight! This week our story comes to us from the Frank family.

Pottery for a Cause

November 03, 2018

The event, titled “Pizza, Pottery & Penguins” was an homage to our mascot, a frisky Purple Penguin.  This was truly a great way to kick-off our upcoming Plunge Season and we are happy to report, we had a huge turn-out, over 50 attendees!

Recipient Spotlight Story

November 03, 2018

The Purple Plunge family would like to share the very first Recipient Spotlight Story! With over 37 families helped, there will be plenty more stories to come. Our first spotlight story comes to us from Kathy Srednicki, brother or recipient Tim Byrd. Here is Kathy's letter to the Purple Plunge family

March 05, 2018

Many of the 400 area residents who plunged into the chilly waters of Lake Zurich's namesake lake on Saturday for a charitable cause said they did so with family, friends and the community in mind.

Making a Difference in our Community

January 10, 2018

Thanks to everyone's support Purple Plunge has already been able to make a difference in the lives of 14 people who have been affected by cancer. 

LIVE Entertainment - Felix and Fingers | Dueling Pianos

January 10, 2018

For the first time ever Purple Plunge will have live entertainment!

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high energy, all request sing along show for all ages.

The Chefs Return for another year!

January 10, 2018

Last year Chef Watson and Chef Lind, from Cater 2 U, donated a gourmet in home dinner for up to 12 people which included all the food, preparation, and even beverages which sold for $4,000 during the Purple Plunge LIVE Auction!  Great news, the Chefs are coming back and ready to serve up another record breaking LIVE Auction item.  This is an experience you don't want to miss!

Bigger Tent and More Heaters

January 10, 2018

The Purple Plunge has grown year after year.  To better accommodate the growing number of plungers and spectators our tent next to Scoreboard will be huge and we will be pumping in more heat than ever this year!  We don't any one to me left out in the cold and miss our amazing raffle, LIVE Auction, and Dueling Pianos.


Tent and Heaters Proudly brought to you by Martin Enterprises

Supply Drive for Camp One Step

January 10, 2018

Purple Plunge is always looking for more ways to make a local impact in the lives of cancer survivors.  Through their Summer, Winter Camp, and several other programs Camp One Step empowers children who have been diagnosed with cancer to find new hope and believe again in a brighter future.

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Purple Plunge, Inc. is sponsoring two $500 scholarships which will be randomly drawn at the Purple Plunge on March 2nd.  The scholarships will be awarded to high school students of any age (Freshman – Senior).

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