Teddy Bears Anonymous began as a simple way for Luke Lawrence to celebrate his daughter Erin, who died from a rare form of gastric cancer in 2008. Erin is remembered for her love of life and compassion she showed for other sick children. Through Teddy Bears Anonymous, Erin’s compassion continues to help sick children by providing every child in Saskatchewan’s hospitals with a teddy bear to help them through their experience. After 10 years of operating, the charity has given more than 133,000 bears to sick children throughout Saskatchewan.
Teddy Bears Anonymous, bringing smiles to the faces of sick kids for 10 years.
In honour of its 10th Anniversary, Teddy Bears Anonymous will be introducing a new bear to the Teddy Bears for Sick Children program. The Panda will be provided to patients at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, scheduled to open this fall. All other bears will continue to be offered in other facilities.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is proud to partner with Teddy Bears Anonymous with 11 hospitals supporting the “Teddy Bears for Sick Children” program. Thank you for bringing smiles to children in our province, at a time when they may not be feeling well enough to smile otherwise.