At SpecialtyCare, it’s not just our high quality services that set us apart — it’s our awesome people. We love highlighting stories of our people doing incredible things, and recently one of our teams went the extra mile to raise money for the Special Olympics…by taking a flying leap into ice water!
The Minnesota Polar Plunge is a popular event that raises millions of dollars for the Special Olympics every year. Michelle Vrieze, Clinical Manager on the ANW IONM team in Minneapolis, invited her team — who have been with SpecialtyCare for seven years — to get involved.
“I always thought it would be a blast. Only in Minnesota do you get thousands of people to volunteer to jump into a frozen lake,” says Michelle. “A few years ago, I convinced one of my teammates, Emma Redmond, to sign up with me. We had a ball, and I think we were left with a real sense of pride having participated in such a fun event for a really great cause. Emma and I knew we wanted to convince our entire team to take the plunge together. The event got derailed for a few years because of COVID. We were more than ready to celebrate this year!”