Jordan Hospital Club
P.O. Box 1727
Plymouth, MA 02362
Jordan Hospital Club History
The Jordan Hospital Club (www.jhclub.org) began in 1906 as a group of eight women who helped the hospital by wrapping bandages, sterilizing instruments and performing duties to aid the nursing staff. Now, 100 years later, the Club numbers more than 400 members with an active Board of Directors and many volunteers who raise in excess of $100,000 each year and donate thousands of hours of service. The Club has raised more than a million dollars, including $450,000 for the Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center, $215,000 for the Critical Care Center and tens of thousands of dollars for nursing scholarships.
On a designated Saturday, usually in March, on Plymouth Beach, a few hundred hardy souls in costumes and swimsuits wade, run and swim into the frigid Atlantic Ocean as part of Jordan Hospital's Polar Plunge. It is all to raise money for the Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center. The Jordan Hospital Club began the annual Polar Plunge in March of 2002 raising more than $50,000 with 300 people taking part. The Polar Plunge has continued to grow in popularity and size, drawing hundreds of plungers and larger crowds of spectators. March 2007, the club will celebrate the 5th Annual Polar Plunge
To learn more about the Polar Plunge or to make a donation please click here for Jordan's Polar Plunge.