13th Annual Polar Bear Dip to Benefit Ronald McDonald House of Bangor | Events
Washington County Community College to Host 13th Annual Polar Bear Dip to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Bangor
February 1 at 3:00 pm: Students tour House, kickoff fundraising
March 1, Noon, at Pleasant Point Reservation Pier: Polar Bear Dip
February 1st at 3:00 pm, students from Washington County Community College, along with their advisor, will visit the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Bangor to officially “kick off” fundraising for the 13th Annual Polar Bear Dip. They will receive a tour of the house and get a chance to see how their fund raising efforts directly benefit the 300+ families the house serves each year.
“The Polar Bear Dip is an extremely important fundraising event for the House. It is hosted each year by the Student Senate at WCCC and we love the fact that they visit the House to officially “kick off” the fundraising. It really allows them to make a connection to the House and see how truly appreciated their efforts are,” said Darlene MacLeod, Executive Director.
“Every dollar raised stays right here in Bangor to help families from eastern, northern and central Maine,” MacLeod said. The Ronald McDonald House of Bangor is privately funded through donations from individuals, businesses and foundations.
Since it began in 2000, the WCCC Polar Bear Dip has raised over $175,000 to support the Ronald McDonald House of Bangor. The 13th Annual Polar Bear Dip will be held March 1 at Noon at the Pleasant Point Reservation Pier.
The Ronald McDonald House of Bangor is a 14 room facility located at 654 State Street which provides a home away from home for families with hospitalized or seriously ill children.