Susi's Station Notes: Teddy Bear Picnic

Oct 5, 2012

When I hear the words "Teddy Bear Picnic" I think of the delightful children's song. But the Teddy Bear Picnic that I'm most looking forward to isn't "in the woods at night," but right here at MSU during the middle of the day.

I'm very excited to be emceeing the seventh annual Teddy Bear Hospital and Picnic, this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the MSU 4-H Children's Garden.

What's It All About?

Hosted by the MSU Department of Pediatrics & Human Development, this event is designed to help acquaint small children with the idea of going to the doctor or hospital by bringing their own dearly loved teddies (and other furry toys) to the hospital for a little stitching up.

Pediatricians and medical students from MSU will mend everything from a loose stitch to a broken heart at the hospital's 24 specialty clinics. At the Teddy Bear Hospital & Picnic, the teddy bears become the patients and the children can look on as their toy friends are repaired and ask questions at the same time.

Parents can ask questions as they meet and interact with MSU doctors and local pediatricians and child health specialists. Valuable information on children’s health issues and pediatric resources in mid-Michigan is featured and distributed.

More Fun!

Adding to the fun are MSU’s own Sparty and the MSU Women’s Basketball Team. And yes, there is a picnic, too.

Stop by WKAR's tent and say hello if you're there! We'd love to talk with you, too!