Intro to health care setting will offer teddy bear clinic, pretend finger casting and dental health clinic
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) doesn’t just treat kids, it also teaches them. The 32nd annual Children’s Day, sponsored by Farmer Boys, will offer hands-on learning and fun Wednesday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dorothy Brooks from LLUCH’s child life department, which coordinates the event, said children’s day focuses on educating children about healthy and safe living choices.
Recommended for kids ages 3 to 8, the free event will provide children with non-threatening exposure to a health care setting with activities such as a teddy bear clinic, pretend finger casting, and a dental health clinic. Other interactive activities include fire safety, Dr. Hayes’s venomous animals, and many other booths and activities aimed at kids.
SafeKids Inland Empire will have a booth demonstrating crosswalk safety and the dangers of leaving kids alone in a hot car.
All children must be accompanied by an adult, and large groups are encouraged to register in advance.
Parking will be available in the parking structure on Campus Street.
For more information or to register call 1-800-825-KIDS (5437).
Media can RSVP to Kelsey Culler by May 9.
The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”