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Eastern Shore Polar Dip
February 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eastern Shore Polar Dip is the perfect opportunity for local businesses, organizations, teams, clubs, churches, and families to help children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
What: Eastern Shore Polar Dip
When: Sunday February 9, 2020
Where: Tred Avon Yacht Club, The Strand, Oxford, MD. Breakfast at Oxford Volunteer Fire Dept from 8AM – 11AM
- Registered participants raising $100 receive a long sleeve T-Shirt
- Participants can also raise money by going ankle deep in the Chicken Dip.
- Notable Invited Participants: Miss Maryland, State Representatives, Local Sports and TV Personalities, and about 100 local dippers!
Families that have attended Camp Sunshine, as a result of local Polar Dips, say it best:
“How can I ever begin to thank you for the gift that your donation has given to my family? We were accepted to attend a Brain Tumor session. My family and I will never forget this trip or the generosity of the people who made it happen. You will forever be a part of my daughter’s journey.”
“When you have a child with a rare disease it’s easy to feel alone and isolated. This week has given us support and hope, and we thank you for that.”
“We are so very grateful for our time at Camp Sunshine and truly feel that the information we learned could potentially save our son’s life.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for giving us this opportunity. God bless the families of all those that founded and participated in the Virginia Polar Dip to make this week feasible for our family.”
“My family is already discussing how we can support the mission of Camp Sunshine in the future. In this respect you can view your donation as “paying it forward” for the benefit of future families.”
Why is there an Eastern Shore event for a camp in Maine?
Since the start of Camp Sunshine in 1984, we have provided a haven for more than 52,000 family members from 50 states and 27 countries. Sadly, even with multiple sessions being added annually at Camp Sunshine, there are still many more children being newly diagnosed each year. Our program continues to be recommended by more than 100 treatment centers across the nation. Over the past five years, Camp Sunshine has hosted 358 families from the mid-Atlantic region. Locally there is a child and his family from Trappe that is continuing to battle cancer and his favorite vacation is Camp Sunshine.
Camp Sunshine’s program is recommended by the following treatment centers: Children’s National Medical Center in D.C., Georgetown University Hospital, I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Maryland, and University of Maryland Hospital for Children.
Camp Sunshine continually earns Charity Navigator’s highest non-profit rating for sound fiscal management and transparency; has been rated a 2019 Top Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits; and is accredited by the American Camp Association and the Children’s Oncology Camping Association-International (COCA-I).
Points of Contact:
ES Dip Coordinator