They were among some 6,000 people who voluntarily submerged themselves Sunday morning into the icy waters near North Avenue Beach. The event raised $1.4 million and people can donate until the end of March here.
Organizers are hoping to reach their goal of $1.5 million, which is used to pay for medals, sports equipment, transportation and more. Several celebrities also showed up to take the plunge including musician Lady Gaga, "Chicago Fire" star Taylor Kinney and TV personalities Al Roker, Tamron Hall and Dylan Dreyer.
As for the Alderbears, the top fundraiser among the group was Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) with $1,200 raised.
Others on the team included organizers Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11th) and Ald. Matthew O’Shea (19th) along with Ald. Howard Brookins (21st), Ald. Michael Scott, Jr. (24th), Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th), Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st), Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) and Ald. Harry Osterman (48th).
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