The results are in for River Hospital’s Virtual Polar Bear Dip – The event surpassed its goal of $50,000, raising over $56,000. Almost half of the funds raised came in from the event’s three top fundraising winners. While the pandemic required a pivot to a Virtual event this year, the community and the hospital kept the tradition alive, and successfully raised the funds needed to purchase an Echocardiogram for River Hospital.
“While the Dip was surely different this year, it was incredible to see the community rally behind the new format and support the Hospital – especially given the challenges we have all faced this year. The Virtual Dip was a way for the Hospital and community to have some fun during a time when we need it the most, all while raising money for an important cause”, said Stephanie Weiss, Executive Director of Development. “We could not be more pleased with the results.”
- Team Cody 22 won for Top Fundraising Team, raising almost $20,000
- Chelsea Smith won Top Individual Fundraiser, raising almost $3,000
- Bridgette Johnson won for Top Child Fundraiser, raising over $600
- Best Team Dip for Style: Clayton Youth Commission
- Best Individual Dip for Style: Richard Campany
- Best Child Dip for Style: The BoulderBergs
- Best Team Dip for Costume: Sister Act
- Best Child Dip for Costume: Carson for the Win!
an echocardiogram, which will bring state of the art cardiac imaging to River Hospital for the first time. The echocardiogram is a test that uses a form of ultrasound to show how heart muscle and valves are working. The sound waves make moving pictures of a beating heart, so a provider can get a good look at its size, shape and function.
“Having an Echocardiogram at River Hospital will help us keep patients close to home that we would have had to transfer to potentially distant facilities for this important visual diagnostic. Now, members of our community will be able to stay here at River Hospital, closer to their loved ones. It’s a technological advance that directly benefits patients and their families; a terrific development in the capabilities of River Hospital,” said Dr. Aaron Campbell, Inpatient and Emergency Services Medical Director.