Santa bears gifts by helicopter to University Hospital

December 19, 2017

Teddy Bears for Tykes program encourages blood donation, provides bears to sick kids

BACKGROUND: The reindeer may get a break the week before Christmas, but Santa doesn’t – he’ll come to University Hospital by helicopter this morning with a big bag of teddy bears, courtesy of blood donors who contribute to University Health System’s blood bank.

WHO:
Santa Claus, pediatric patients at University Hospital, and a whole lotta bears

WHAT:
Video from rooftop helipad at University Hospital of Santa landing in an AirLife helicopter, then visiting pediatric patients to deliver bears

WHEN:
Today, Dec. 19. Arrive in hospital lobby at 10:15 a.m. for an escort to the helipad. Santa is expected to land at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, Santa will arrive at the front of the hospital in a golf cart.

WHERE:
University Hospital, 4502 Medical Drive, Sky Tower Lobby