Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Promotes Healthy Lifestyles in Our Community
On Saturday, September 16, MSUFCU and Blue Cross Blue Shield teamed up to promote healthy lifestyles for children at the annual Teddy Bear Picnic on MSU’s campus. Children of all ages were invited to bring their favorite stuffed animals to the Teddy Bear Hospital for "health checkups" and also received health records upon arrival. If the stuffed animals had any injuries, trained "teddy bear doctors" were available to make repairs.
The Teddy Bear Hospital is made up of health care students and professionals with the goal of helping children learn about what to expect from a visit to the doctor’s office. There were representatives from a variety of specialties and sub-specialties including pediatrics, radiology, sports medicine, ophthalmology, and orthopedics.
Attendees were also able to shoot hoops with the MSU Women’s Basketball team, join a dance performance with the MSU Pompon team, run soccer drills with the MSU Women’s Soccer team, explore the inside of an ambulance, and much more!
As a sponsor of the Teddy Bear Picnic, children were able to enjoy many fun activities and free gifts at the MSUFCU booth, including face painting and temporary tattoos by five MSUFCU employee volunteers, and balloon animals made by clowns.
“It’s always great to volunteer at the Teddy Bear Picnic not only because of the fun activities, but because kids and parents have the opportunity to learn more about healthcare and safety in a relaxed environment,” said Megan, an MSUFCU employee volunteer.
MSUFCU is a proud sponsor of Teddy Bear Picnic! By supporting events such as the Teddy Bear Picnic, we can work toward keeping kids in our community healthy and move forward to a brighter future.