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Teddy Bear Affair at Jacksonville Zoo Gives Children a Chance to Take Their Toys to the Doctor

Jacksonville, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2022) -- Nemours Children's Health recently held the Teddy Bear Affair at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The annual event allows children the chance to take their favorite stuffed animal toy to visit medical specialists at Nemours.

The event teaches children about the importance of doctor checkups, good health and wellness, said Gary Josephson, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville.

Nemours Children's specialists gave care for sick or injured stuffed animals, including X-rays, eye exams, casts for broken bones and surgery to repair holes in their teddy bears.


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About Nemours Children’s Health
Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, including two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of nearly 75 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours Children's seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high-quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours Children's also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves.

For further information: Margot Winick, (407) 785-5766