The 14th Annual Jordan’s Polar Plunge to benefit the Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth
PLYMOUTH, MA—The Jordan Hospital Club, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting “excellence in health care, right here in our community” is sponsoring the 14th Annual Jordan’s Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 5, at Nelson Memorial Park in Plymouth. Over the years this fundraiser has enjoyed incredibly broad community support, while also being a fun, family-friendly day at the beach, with costumes, food, and music.
Funds from the Polar Plunge will go to the JHC Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, and this year the plan is to purchase two vein finders; to underwrite continuing education programs for nursing and other JHC Cancer Center staff; and to help fund the Patients’ Assistance Fund.
Over the past 13 years the Polar Plunge has donated more than $1.2 million to the JHC Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, and most recently the Plunge has helped to fund: the purchase of “smart” IV pumps for Chemotherapy; the renovation of the Chemotherapy rooms; and for the past two years, the funding for clinical trials at the Cancer Center.
WHAT: The 14th Annual Jordan Hospital Club Polar Plunge
WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Registration: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Plunge: 12:00 pm
Post-Plunge Celebration and Awards: 12:30 pm
WHERE: Nelson Memorial Park, Plymouth, MA. Parking is available in the Town lots along Water Street.
The goal of the JHC Polar Plunge is to support a valuable community resource. The Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth provides high-quality care in a comfortable and convenient setting to area residents facing life-changing diagnoses. One of the few treatment centers south of Boston that offers both chemotherapy and radiation therapy, the Cancer Center offers patients access to a multidisciplinary team of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, radiation therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, lab technicians and social workers.