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Carl Sandburg College Teddy Bear Clinic March 6-7

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March 1, 2013
GALESBURG—Area children can receive care for their favorite bear during the Carl Sandburg College Teddy Bear Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon March 6 and 7 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Pre-schoolers, kindergarteners and first-graders from the Sandburg Children’s School, Costa Catholic Academy, Galesburg Christian School and area day cares will bring a teddy bear to be “examined” by second-year students in Sandburg’s associate degree nursing program.

Children also will participate in activities designed by nursing students to learn about important health care issues such as nutrition, hand washing and exercise. Students in Sandburg’s dental hygiene program will have puppets to demonstrate proper teeth brushing and share why it’s important.

The Teddy Bear Clinic is a service learning project for second-year Sandburg nursing students. The goal of the clinic is to teach children about important health care issues and help them understand that nurses and health care providers are there to assist them and that they shouldn’t be frightened.

For more information, contact Jan Lundeen, associate professor of nursing, at 309.341.5277 or


Teddy Bear Clinic

From right to left, Carl Sandburg College associate degree nursing students Jenny Seiboldt, Mary Monson and Stephanie McMahon share a song about brushing teeth during a past Teddy Bear Clinic at Sandburg. This year's Teddy Bear Clinic will take place March 6-7 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg. (Photo courtesy of The Register-Mail)