Teddy Bear Patrol
KOSI 101.1 was thrilled to celebrate the return of the popular Teddy Bear Patrol for 2019! This year, we partnered together 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.
Thanks to everyone who came out on September 14th to our 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.
Thanks to everyone who donated bears including:
Street Soldierz, Dominion Chapter.
Ryker Smeltzer together with Dover Saddlery – Parker Location and The Colorado Horse Park.
Colorado Loan Experts
Sam’s No. 3 restaurants
Bell Home Solutions
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
We would also like to give a special thank you to the Denver Preschool Program for their support.