Friday, June 10, 2016

EIRMC hosting Family Fun Day, Bike for Kids

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is hosting its annual Family Fun Day and Bike for Kids event Saturday at Snake River Landing. The theme is superheroes, so capes and superhero costumes are encouraged.

Besides the free lunch, games and music, the main attraction for kids is likely to be the Teddy Bear ER Clinic. Children can bring their bear and follow it through its hospital stay, from the ER, to the lab, then through radiology and surgery. The clinic aims to ease children’s anxieties and gain a better understanding of the hospital process. Teddy bears will be provided to the children (while supplies last).

There will be bounce houses, sports clinics, carnival games, and much more. For grown-ups, there will be several educational booths from local health resources. In addition, there will be caregivers from the NICU, PICU, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Therapies, so past patients and families can reunite with them.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Snake River Landing, and is free, although the hospital is asking that you bring one can of food per person to donate.

Bike for Kids is an organization provides adaptable bicycles for special needs children in our community. At 10:30 a.m. (registration starts at 9) there will be a 4 Mile Family Bike Ride. The bike ride ends at the EIRMC Family Fun Day. At 12:30, there will be a presentation by Bike for Kids and a giveaway of multiple adaptable bikes to pre-identified children. Lastly, at 1, Bike for kids will host smaller bike races for younger kids. Visit www.bikeforkidsidaho.com for race details and pricing info.