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MSU Teddy Bear Picnic Helps Young Patients Overcome Fears

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MSU Teddy Bear Picnic Helps Young Patients Overcome Fears

CREATED Sep. 18, 2013

Children of all ages are invited to the annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Michigan State University’s 4-H Children’s Garden.

Children are encouraged to bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for a check-up at the Teddy Bear Hospital, a mock clinic staffed by physicians and students from MSU’s health colleges. The annual event was created to help children overcome the fear of “going to the doctor” in a fun, safe environment.

Presented by MSUFCU and the Network for Health Kids, admission to the annual picnic is free. The fun-filled event also includes face painting, games, raffles and more.

The Network for Health Kids is a collaboration of more than 100 mid-Michigan community businesses and organizations, including the health colleges from Michigan State University, all working to promote healthy lifestyles for children.