On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, United Airlines employees delivered some very special cargo to young patients at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Each child on the Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care units received a new fuzzy friend named “Ben Flyin” as part of United’s community outreach efforts.
For the past three years, United has unveiled a limited edition GUND® teddy bear as the mascot for each year’s Adventure Bear program. United employees volunteer for the mission of delivering the teddy bears to children at 370 hospitals, schools and other locations around the country. In addition to the bear, each child also receives a specially designed passport booklet with stories about Ben Flyin’s adventures, games and other activities to occupy their time while they are in the hospital.
In total, 125 bears were donated for patients at Cooper through the Cooper Foundation. “We are pleased to have United as an ongoing supporter,” said Susan Bass-Levin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cooper Foundation. “We are grateful for their efforts to spread cheer and goodwill to our young patients. “
Wendy A. Marano