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20th Annual Rockaway Plunge Takes On Special Meaning After Death Of Sponsor Annie McMahon

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Dozens of people took a dip in the freezing cold water in Breezy Point on Saturday, all for a good cause.

The 20th Annual Rockaway Plunge raised money for cystic fibrosis, but this year's dive took on a special meaning.

Cystic Fibrosis: In Breezy Point, A Plunge And A Remembrance For Annie McMahon --

Many took the plunge with a heavy heart.

The plunge's number one sponsor, Annie McMahon, died in July at the age of 22.

McMahon battled the illness for years with a courage that was an inspiration to so many others fighting the fight.

Watch: Annie McMahon Remembered, Helped Fight Cystic Fibrosis --

But McMahon's spirit was alive and well among the many who had the guts to jump in, including CBS2's Dick Brennan, who made his 14th plunge along with a hearty crowd that was all in for a good cause.

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