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SW Oregon Students Collect 381 Teddy Bears Benefiting the Pediatric Unit and the Kids’ Hope Center at Bay Area Hospital

Photo of hundreds of teddy bears donated by SWOCC
Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Junior Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Associated Student Government (ASG) held its second annual “Teddy Bear Toss” benefiting the Pediatric Unit and the Kids’ HOPE Center at Bay Area Hospital.

381 Bears were collected at the event held during the men’s basketball game on February 22, 2017.

The teddy bear toss assists the hospital in providing a toy to pediatric patients while admitted at Bay Area Hospital. This can help ease the anxiety and fear for children being hospitalized.

Room full of teddy bears donated by SWOCC

“I am so happy the Junior Chamber was able to get the students and the community involved in such an important cause. We are really proud of everyone’s involvement and are already looking at dates to have the Teddy Bear Toss again next year.”  – Chad Anderson, Student President of Southwestern Oregon Junior Chamber and pictured here with the collection of bears for the hospital.

About Bay Area Hospital:
Bay Area Hospital has been serving the South Coast since 1974.  Bay Area Hospital offers advance care in a wide range of medical specialties.  Board-certified physicians, a compassionate staff and up-to-date technology make Bay Area Hospital your first choice for medical excellence on the Oregon Coast.  Bay Area Hospital offers all private rooms and services that include the new Bay Area Cancer Center as well as interventional cardiology at the Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center, robotic-assisted surgery and hyperbaric wound care.

About the Kids’ HOPE Center:
Supported by Bay Area Hospital and other organizations, The Kids’ HOPE Center in Coos Bay brings Healing Outreach Prevention & Education to children who have been abused and need a friendly, non-threatening place to divulge their painful stories. Children meet with caring adults who will protect, reassure and advocate for them. 

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