The Friends of River Hospital Annual Polar Bear Dip is being held again this year at the Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St, Alexandria Bay, NY, on Saturday February 22nd

 Organizers are hard at work making preparations for the 24th consecutive year of the Polar Bear Dip where the “Dip” has gone from 5 dippers to over 200! This year’s theme is “Securing the Future”. Funds raised will support the River Hospital's endowment fund at the Northern New York Community Foundation. Over $71,000 was raised last year by a record number 220 dippers!  Due to the overwhelming efforts of  the Dippers, Friends were able to purchase not only the intended item (a portable ultrasound machine for the Emergency Department) but also software for the Cardio-Pulmonary department.

For anyone interested in dipping, the minimum donation amount is $100 and registration starts at 9:00 a.m. In the past, many individuals and teams have raised well over the minimum pledge.

Come and join the fun, “dipping” starts at 1:00 p.m.! For more info, call 315-482-4976