Even More Important Than The Super Bowl ??? Chloe Coccia …..

January 27, 2010 |

On Saturday morning, I’m gonna roll out of bed and head for the nearest sofa ….. TO LAY BACK DOWN. Saturday is my “Do Nothing” day.  And, regardless of what develops, I’m certain I’ll be happy, satisfied and WARM.

The same can likely be said for Richard Grant – minus the being WARM part !!!! In fact, Richard is going to freeze his rear end off, on Saturday morning. I have no doubt he’ll be happy and satisfied. But, he’s going to embody COLD.

Along with Dean Coccia, Mike Hume, Jeff Cowan, Anthony Davenport, Mike Faith, Lynne Farrow, Rohit Gulati, Jeff Hoffman, Justin Houchens and Michael Nugent – Richard Grant is gonna strip down to his speedos (or something equivalent) and jump into an entire bay of ICY COLD WATER …..
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Sounds like fun, huh?

I have no doubt it really is FUN. Where else can you can run around on a January day – with barely any clothes on – and be surrounded by happy people? And, they’re happy for the right reason.

On Saturday, thousands of Marylanders are celebrating the 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, at Sandy Point State Park. It benefits the Maryland Special Olympics and the hearts of many, many noble people.

Indeed, there are several personal, selfless causes associated with participation in the Polar Bear Plunge Plunge.  Such endeavors are the lifeblood of the Plunge’s storied success.

For Richard Grant and his team members, it’s one name; just one little girl …..
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Her name is Chloe Coccia – and, she’s as special as they come. In a couple months, Chloe will be celebrating her 3rd birthday. Yet, her tender little life has been a journey, in itself, since the day she was born.

Chloe was born with Downs Syndrome. And, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), just before her 1st birthday. Much of her young life has been devoted to battling – and she has battled, with a smile and contagious loving appeal to people who come into her life.

After reading her story, I kinda wondered if I had it backwards – “maybe Chloe has entered the lives of others …. and made them better people.” Without a doubt, I think I’m absolutely right.

When the team members of “Chloe’s Cause” enter the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay, on Saturday, they’ll be doing more than joining together for a friend and cause. And, it’s gonna be much more relevant than the $6000+ they’ve raised for this little girl’s inspiration.

It’s about helping people, and most specifically, supporting a widespread event that GIVES to fellow Marylanders, as well as an organization so great as the Maryland Special Olympics …..
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Over the last decade, I’ve become a different person – at least, I think I’ve become a much better person. There was a time when I was greedful, self-absorbed and interested in little more than my own pleasures. I didn’t really give credence to the realities of LIFE.

Well, my life changed forever, with some close and very personal losses. It took trajedy to change me.

Yet, I can look at the Chloe’s Cause website and realize that many people can be affected – and become more aware of life’s greatness – through the experiences and challenges of one beautifully wonderful little girl …..
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VISIT CHLOE HERE
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Richard Grant and his friends are getting COLD and WET, on Saturday. There is no escaping this obvious reality.

I’m supporting their hearty endeavor. I hope you will join me and give to their fund, while sponsoring the group’s plunge into the icy waters, right next to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

If you’re unable to give, financially, please consider posting the link to this blog and the Chloe’s Cause website on your Facebook page. Every bit of exposure helps.

Meanwhile, I hope Richard and his friends are getting ready for their days as “Polar Bears.” By the way, have you considered what the real POLAR BEARS might be doing, on Saturday …..
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I guess I’m not in a position to point fingers. After all, I’m gonna be curled up on the sofa, remember? Alas, I’ll be with the entire Chloe’s Cause Team, in spirit. I have no doubt they’ll succeed. In fact, they’ve already surpassed their initial financial goal of $5000 – with $6,461 pledged to the account, as of this morning.

It sure would be cool to see them reach $7000, huh?

How about this …..

If the Chloe’s Cause Team reaches $7000, in pledges, before Saturday’s plunge, I will join their team for the next event. That’s right, I will take the plunge, in 2011 – and, I’ll wear this …..
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But, seriously, consider this chance to help a special little girl and her team – as they raise funds and awareness for the Maryland Special Olympics. No donation is too small – and remember, posting this blog and spreading the information is equally as important.

I want to wish Richard and the entire team GOOD LUCK, on Saturday. I know it will be a resounding success.

And, to Chloe Coccia, I want to say “THANK YOU” for providing me this little reminder that life is precious and the spirit of LOVE and HUMANITY is, indeed, more important than the Super Bowl.

Thanks, Kiddo …..
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www.chloescauseinc.org

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