KOSI 101.1 Teddy Bear Patrol
July 19 @ 12:00 am - August 28 @ 11:59 pm
KOSI 101.1 is excited to announce the return of the popular Teddy Bear Patrol on July 19, 2021 through August 28, 2021. This year, we’re partnering with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and CBS4 Denver to collect NEW stuffed animals to give to local first responders or emergency teams to comfort children in a time of need.
Please note ALL stuffed animals donated for the Teddy Bear Patrol MUST be NEW and, if possible, in store packaging.
Check back for a complete listing of locations to drop off NEW stuffed animals and for more details on a family-friendly drive-thru community celebration at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
Why We Have a Teddy Bear Patrol
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.
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
July 19, 2021 12:00 am - August 28, 2021 11:59 pm