Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing’s 26th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic will be held on Sunday, October 5, from noon to 4 p.m. Children, their favorite Teddy bear,doll or stuffed animal, parents and grandparents are all invited to attend.
The 25th annual Teddy Bear Clinic was held on Sunday, October 6 at Quincy's Blessing Hospital. Youngsters from all over the area brought their favorite teddy bears, stuffed animals or dolls and went through the health stations set up by the student nurses of Blessing Rieman College of Nursing. Hundreds of kids with smiling faces made their way through the Blessing Hospital doors to the Clinic.
Twenty-five years ago I took my 6-year-old daughter to the Peoria Zoo and as chance would have it one of the Peoria hospitals was holding a stuffed animal day at the Zoo. Little did I know 25 years later, the idea that I brought back to Quincy would still be flourishing. I came back to Quincy thinking that this needs to happen in our town, too. We didn't have a zoo in Quincy but we did have the Animal Park at the Illinois Veteran’s Home. Armed with ideas during my drive back to Quincy, I went to work to make sure this took place in our town. I contacted Blessing Hospital and they set me up with a meeting with the right people and “The Teddy Bear Clinic” was born.
Children ages two to 10 and their favorite doll or stuffed toy, parents and grandparents are invited to attend Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing’s 25th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, October 6, from Noon to 4 p.m.
The 24th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic was held yesterday at Blessing Hospital and it was a huge success. According to officials at Blessing Rieman College of Nursing over 300 youngsters and parents came by the 3 hour event.
Twenty-four years ago I took my 6 year old daughter to the Peoria Zoo and as chance would have it one of the Peoria hospitals was holding a stuffed animal day at the Zoo. Little did I know 24 years later, the idea that I brought back to Quincy would still be flourishing.
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