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.