Denise Castelli held onto two friends as they lowered her into the lake. So what half of her leg had been amputated due to an infection more than a year before? Castelli, of Netcong, wasn't going to be stopped.
That kind of determination was on display everywhere during the Lake Hopatcong Elks Lodge-hosted 2011 Leap in the Lake, which raised more than $25,000 for area special-needs children.
The lodge hopes the 2012 version is no different.
It will take place at at the . The proceeds from the minimum $50 donations and $20 post-party tickets will go toward sending area special-needs children to Camp Moore in Haskell.
The post-party will happen at the Lake Hopatcong Elks Lodge in Mount Arlington from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will include food, raffles, giveaways and more.
Click the PDF on the right for a registration form or click here.
Click for photos, video and a story from last year's event.