Join CBS4, KOSI 101.1 and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for the Teddy Bear Patrol. We will collect new stuffed animals to give to local first responders or emergency teams to comfort children in a time of need. We will be collecting bears now through September 14.
On September 14, we will have two fun, family-friendly community celebrations – one at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and the other at Sky Ridge Medical Center. See you there!
Why We Have the Teddy Bear Patrol
Last year, you helped us collect over 4000 teddy bears for the cause! Stuffed animals can be dropped off CBS4 or any CareNow Urgent Care or Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children affiliated location (see below for all the locations).
Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can have the biggest impact. That’s the underlying goal of the annual Teddy Bear Patrol community promotion on KOSI 101.1 FM. When first responders arrive on the scene of an emergency in which a child is involved, it can be a traumatic event for that child. If the first responder could go to the trunk of his or her vehicle and hand that child a teddy bear to ease his or her anxiety, it goes a long way. The same happens if a child arrives to the emergency department. If hospital teams can hand them a teddy bear to cuddle, the child becomes less anxious and more open to needed medical care.
Where You Can Drop Off Your Stuffed Animal
With more locations than ever, its easier than ever to donate your stuffed animal. Click on a location below to find the drop off spot that is most convenient for you:
HealthONE (Denver Tech Center)
CBS 4 Studios (Denver)
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (near Uptown in Denver)
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (near Uptown in Denver)
Swedish Medical Center (Englewood)
Swedish Southwest ER (Littleton)
The Medical Center of Aurora (Aurora)
Centennial Medical Plaza (Centennial)
North Suburban Medical Center (Thornton)
Northwest ER (Westminster)
Northeast ER (Thornton)
Rose Medical Center (Denver)
Rose Stapleton ER (Stapleton)
Saddle Rock ER (Aurora)
Swedish Belmar ER (Lakewood)
Sky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree)
CareNow Urgent Care – Greenwood Village
CareNow Urgent Care – Aurora
CareNow Urgent Care – Highlands Ranch
CareNow Urgent Care – Parker
CareNow Urgent Care – Quincy and Wadsworth (Littleton)
CareNow Urgent Care – Stapleton
CareNow Urgent Care – DU Neighborhood
Here’s what our sponsors and first responders say about the Teddy Bear Patrol
“Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is a proud sponsor and partner in Denver’s third Teddy Bear Patrol. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, we know how important it is to make a child feel as comfortable as possible in an emergency situation. Providing teddy bears to those children is a great start in the recovery process. Thanks to our EMS and first responders for their hard work and dedication that makes an impact every day.”
– Maureen Tarrant, President and CEO, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
“The Denver Police Department is glad to be part of the Teddy Bear Patrol to provide Teddy Bears to kids we come in contact with who’ve been involved in a traumatic event. We appreciate the community effort to help us collect these bears.”
– A statement from the Denver Police Department
Watch CBS4’s reports on Teddy Bear Patrol.