More than 125 kindergarteners from the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy visited Cooper University Health Care on April 11, 2018 to take part in the annual “Teddy Goes to Cooper” event.
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The Teddy Goes to Cooper program was developed to help alleviate young children’s fears of visiting the hospital or the doctor while teaching them healthy habits.
Each child received a teddy bear and rotated through different stations where Cooper physicians and other health care professionals diagnosed and treated the bear’s ailments using real tools and equipment. The students also learned about health eating, bicycle and playground safety, and toured an ambulance as part of the program.
The annual event is a joint effort among Cooper University Health Care’s Community Outreach Program, Emergency Medical Services and The Cooper Foundation.