The Teddy Bear Patrol hits the road.

Lite 96.3 and Blarney Castle EZ Marts want to say a big Thank You to  all the first responders in Northern Michigan. We were out delivering more bears and had a great time meeting and hearing how the bears make it easier for EMS to work with children. The sheriff explained how the  make the uniform less intimidating and the EMS crews told us stories of using bears to comfort and demonstrate a procedure so it's not so scary.

Your donations of bears make this all possible!

Tim stopped by the Women's Resource Center with bears for kids at the Safe House.

The Otsego Fire Department is ready for anything with their bears. Thanks Brandon, Brian and Josh and with Tim.

Lt David Schultz of the Petoskey Fire Department as a new bear on staff.

Tim Nixon joined the Emmet County EMS for a fabulous cook-out and a demonstration of how the bears make their job easier.

Taser the Cheboygan County K9 deputy was sure all the bears were for him.

The Jordan Valley EMS station was happy to see more bears.


Thank you St Francis Xavier 5th graders!

Shay Elementary 3rd Grade filled up the Teddy Bear Patrol van.

Shay Elementary 4th Grade also rocked it!

Lots of Teddy Bear love from Boulder Park in Charlevoix

Thanks McLaren Surgical team!

And McLaren Financial Services also joined in!

A great big bear from Villa Health Care. Thank you so much!

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