Polar Bear Plunge for Preemies

Our son Caden Anderson Dyer was born prematurely on November 30, 2013. He was just 32 weeks old and weighed only 3lbs 1oz. While he has since progressed beautifully, many other premature babies have not been as fortunate.


March of Dimes aims to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Your support gives moms and babies a chance at a healthy start in life by helping to fund lifesaving research, giving moms access to prenatal care and providing hope and comfort to families with a baby in intensive care.

We are asking for your support as we continue our annual tradition of plunging into the icy waters of Boston Harbor on New Years Day! That's right; we will cleanse our sins, wake up the new year and nurse our hangovers at the L Street Brownies Polar Bear Plunge in South Boston. For those daring souls, please join us. Otherwise, think about sponsoring us to take that plunge. Your support will make those New England frigid waters that much more bearable... (Note: for those joining us, colorful speedos are highly encouraged, if not required)




When: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 10am (Registration for those making the plunge starts at 9:30am) - Times to be confirmed Where:L Street Bathhouse at Curley Community Center ([phone redacted]), 1663 Columbia Road, Carson Beach, South Boston C
Parking: Available along Day Blvd
Cost: Free

More info:
Each year, preterm birth (birth prior to 37 weeks) affects nearly 500,000 babies"”that's 1 of every 8 infants born in the United States. Preterm-related causes of death together accounted for 35% of all infant deaths in 2009, more than any other single cause. Preterm birth is also a leading cause of long-term neurological disabilities in children, all together costing U.S. health care system more than $26 billion since 2005.
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Dave Dyer 
Organizer
Concord, MA
MARCH OF DIMES FOUNDATION 
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