Learn more about the Plunge for the Cure and how to register and #TakethePlunge.


How do I register to #TakethePlunge?

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Go to events.plungeforthecure.org to register to participate as an individual, as a team with a group of friends, or together with your colleagues as a corporate team.

Did you know… when you click the “register” button you can select a team created by someone else or you can create a new team. 

Why do I need to create an account?

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In order to register for the Plunge and manage your fundraising page you will need to create an account. During the account creation process, you will be provided an opportunity to "manage" other registrations for your kids or collegues under your account. 

Can I sign up multiple people and manage them in one account?

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Yes! You can add more than one ticket during the registration process. You will have the option of managing these additional people under your account or registering them under their own account using their email address. 

Can I use the same email address on multiple accounts?

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No! An account is unique to an email address; however, you will have the option of registering additional people and managing them under your account. In this case, they will not have an ability to login and manage their own account as you will be managing it on their behalf. 

Event Day

What is the schedule on the day of the Plunge?

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SUNDAY, MAY 25th, 2025

9:30am Event Registration and DJ-Led Warm-Up Exercise Begin
10:15am Event Kick Off & Opening Ceremonies
11:00am Take the Plunge!

Head to Registration
  • Join us in the Plunge Bowl where you will check-in to receive your Plunge T-shirt and other gear.
  • Bring your spectators! We will have family-friendly entertainment and vendors onsite.
Enjoy the Plunge Opening Ceremonies
  • Listen in on some of the great research being done and where your funds are being directed.
Head to the Beach to Plunge

Don’t have anyone to hold your items during the plunge? We’ve got you covered. There will be
a bag-check at the event. Please ensure your items are in a sealed bag.


  • Follow the announcements of the starting crew and line up along the beach.
  • When the starter horn goes, take the plunge!
  • Enjoy the water and upon exit you’ll be presented with a Plunge for the Cure Medal.
Head back to the Plunge Bowl to enjoy the onsite entertainment before heading off for the day.

What should I bring to #TakethePlunge?

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What to Bring:

  • A Bag for wet clothes.
  • A backpack or tote bag to hold street clothes and your event merchandise.
  • Wear waterproof footwear and avoid clothing that will soak up water for when you plunge (less is more).
  • Two medium-sized Towels – one to dry with and one to stand on.
  • A dry friend to hold your valuables while you are in the water (or use our bag check).
  • Bring warm and dry clothes to change into after your plunge.
  • A waterproof camera or phone to capture your big moment!
  • HAVE FUN! Bring your friends and family to cheer you on!

Where is the Plunge event location?

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The Plunge is located at Kitsilano Beach, just north of
the Boathouse Restaurant.

ADDRESS: 1305 Arbutus St., Vancouver, BC V6J 5N2

Where is there to park on the day of the Plunge?

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As the event starts mid-morning, parking will be limited. All parking is first come, first served.

EasyPark has the following parking lots near the Plunge site:

Lot 66 - Kitsilano McNicoll
Lot 66 - 1426 Arbutus St.
Lot 60 - 1100 Chestnut

Is it easy to get to the Plunge event by transit?

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There is easy access to the Plunge event via transit to Kitsilano Beach (Cornwall Ave & Yew St)


How do I create a fundraising page?

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Once you have registered you can setup your Plunge fundraising page. Set your fundraising goal, customize the text, and upload an image. All it takes is a few sentences for a supporter to understand why this cause is important to you and motivate them to donate.

Did you know… your friends, family, and other supporters are more likely to donate to you if they see a donation has already been made by you to your own campaign.

Can I join or create a team that will fundraise and Plunge together?

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Yes! During the registration process you will have the ability to create or join an exisiting team. This will allow your team's fundraising efforts to be combined, while still allowing each of you to have your own personal fundraising page. 

Do you have any tips on how best to fundraise?

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Email your family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, friends of friends, and distant relatives Explain your connection to ovarian cancer, why it’s important to you, and how it has touched your life. Let them know that the event will raise funds for drug and treatment development for ovarian cancer through the world-renowned UBC/VGH research facilities in Vancouver. Ask them to support you by donating and include the link to your fundraising page.

The most important thing… keep it personal. When reaching out to your contacts be yourself and keep your emails personal. Tell them why participating in the Plunge for the Cure is important to you.

The Cause

What is the point of the Plunge for the Cure?

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Plunge for the Cure was established to raise funds for drug and treatment development for ovarian cancer.

Why ovarian cancer?

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  • Prostate cancer is unique to men and has a 98% survival rate in 5 years. By comparison ovarian cancer, which is unique to women, has a 30% survival rate in 5 years. Ten years ago, ovarian cancer had a five-year survival rate of 0.
  • An estimated 3,100 Canadian women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2020, and an estimated 1950 died from the disease. In BC, that was 440 diagnosis and 280 deaths.

What happens to the money you raise?

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Thanks to the funds raised by the Plunge for the Cure the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) has established a “Plunge for the Cure Impact Grant Fund” which supports research activities and initiatives primarily focused on, and directly related to, ovarian cancer research done by the world-class research team at the renowned VGH/UBC research facilities.


What is the Plunge for the Cure Foundation?

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The Plunge for the Cure Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that was established to raise funds for drug and treatment development targeting ovarian cancer.

Plunge for the Cure was started by a group of Vancouver residents, business owners, and philanthropists who all have one thing in common: a desire to crush ovarian cancer. Supporters fundraise annually, as individuals or as a team, and then take part in celebrating the arrival of summer by plunging into the water on the last Sunday in May to help us crush ovarian cancer. The event will raise funds for drug and treatment development for ovarian cancer through the world-renowned UBC/VGH research facilities in Vancouver.

Charity Registration Number: 77348 1601 RR0001

Who is involved with the Plunge for the Cure?

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2023/24 Plunge Cabinet

Jim Shepard O.B.C., Board Chair & Founder
Owen Cameron, Board Vice Chair & Co-Founder
Pamela Martin, Board Secretary

Dr. Janice Kwon, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., M.P.H.
Rhogene Dadashzadeh
Kelly Heed
Dr. David Huntsman, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG
Dr. Dianne Miller, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
Sue Paish
Juggy Sihota
Sam Sullivan, C.M.


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