On Sunday, February 24th at 12 pm the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project (GMDVP) is hosting its 9th Annual Winter Plunge! GMDVP and its supporters gather annually for the plunge into the icy Boston Harbor, in order to raise money to provide support and services to GLBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The event raises awareness about GLBTQ domestic violence, celebrates the work that GMDVP does within the GLBTQ community, and serves as an essential fundraiser that increases access to services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. At the event you will find warm and friendly faces, live music and an agency that works tirelessly to advocate for and support GLBTQ survivors.
Costumes are a vibrant part of the plunging tradition, but optional for plungers. Outfits will range from drag queens to penguins to Elvis Presley. The winter plunge is a great way for the community to support GMDVP, with plungers raising funds in the style of walk-athons. Last year alone, the plunge raised over $12,000 for GMDVP and was put toward services for GLBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Take the Plunge
We are currently recruiting plungers to dive into Carson Beach with us this February! If you register to plunge with GMDVP, we ask that you set a target fundraising goal of $500 (we ask each participant to raise a minimum of $100).
Don’t forget your costume! There is a long-standing tradition of quirky costumes, including an annual appearance by our resident Ice Queen. Although costumes are a big part of the day, they are optional. We have several participants each year in swimwear!
If you are interested in plunging with us this February, email us to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 617-354-6056.
- Fundraising Commitment: $500 dollars (minimum requirement $100)
- Time: 10:45 am – 1:00 pm on Sunday, February 24th, 2012
- Location: Carson Beach (meet at the boat house)
- Costume: The quirkier the better! Feel free to contact us if you need help thinking of a great costume!
Support Your Friends
Pledge money to your friend and watch them jump into icy cold water? Come down to Carson Beach to join us for this event and celebrate the work of GMDVP! The support from friends and spectators help to make this event really special. Your presence not only helps to cheer on the plungers, but it also raises awareness around the importance of this issue within the GLBTQ community. Come show support this winter, listen to live music and meet new people!
If you’re unable to plunge, but are interested in support GMDVP please feel free to pledge to one of the plungers! All donations help GMDVP to provide support and services to GLBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.