Originally posted on NewsFeed:
Marc Ankenbauer has spent a surprising amount of time jumping into “freezing cold lakes for charity,” as his site puts it. Several years ago, Ankenbauer had what he rather bravely calls a “brief bout with cancer,” as though having cancer could ever be called a bout, and as though even the briefest cancer experience could really feel all that brief.
The way he describes his activity of lake-jumping may seem at first a vague euphemism for something else, but Ankenbauer does precisely what his website claims: for the past decade he has traveled through the back hills and the off-trail woods of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (comprised of Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park across the border in Alberta, Canada) and has been jumping in every one of its 168 lakes, using any publicity to solicit donations for an organization that offers programs for cancer…
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