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Smiles and Fun for Sick Children
             20th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic


For Immediate Release

June 12, 2012



(LONDON, Ontario) – Media is invited to attend the 20th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre.

Volunteers, community sponsors and staff and physicians of Children’s Hospital have joined together to create a fun-filled event for paediatric patients and their families.

Special guests include Dr. Beary Goode and the musical group “The Tomato Soup Band” and many other fun surprises.

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Children’s Hospital
Zone B, Atrium
London Health Sciences Centre
800 Commissioners Rd. E.

(Park in visitor parking lot or in parking garage, off of Baseline Road and follow signs to Zone B)

For more information contact:
Rachelle Wood
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Children’s Hospital
London Health Sciences Centre
(519) 685-8500, ext. 77642

About London Health Sciences Centre


London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 137 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca