On Friday, February 7, 50 Geisel students, faculty and staff braved the icy waters of Occom Pond for the 2nd Annual Geisel Polar Plunge for Health Equity, with the goal to raise funds to support Geisel students and their pursuit of valuable experiences serving local and global communities.
"The anticipation is the worst part and hitting the water is a bit of a shock, but this is about doing something for a greater cause," says Lisa Adams, director of the Center for Health Equity and the associate dean for global health at Geisel, a two-time participant in the plunge.
“Everybody that we are working for—our students, partner communities, and our international partners—deserve everything we can to do make our programs as strong as possible, and that requires resources," Adams says. "If acquiring resources means that I have to jump into the water, then I'll do it!"
If you would like to support Dartmouth student opportunities in underserved communities, please donate to the Geisel Health Equity Student Fellowship Fund.
Thank you to the brave members of the Geisel community who took on this frosty challenge for health equity!