PORTLAND – About 80 hardy dippers braved cold water Saturday to raise more than $19,000 for a Maine camp for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

The Maine Polar Dip was rescheduled from early last month, when the original date turned out to be the same weekend as a record-setting blizzard in southern Maine.

The swim was held off East End Beach.

Camp Sunshine, located on Sebago Lake in Casco, gives children with serious illnesses and their families a respite for a week. It has served 32,000 people since it was founded in 1984.

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