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Teddy Bears Brave the Skies to Support Kids at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
Skydiving Superheroes take the plunge with teddy bears in tow to show pediatric patients courage

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th

Photo opportunities at Skydive Long Island in Calverton, NY

Patients at Stony Brook Children’s will have a new, plush friend to cuddle with this fall. Nearly 25 teddy bears will take the plunge and soar over Eastern Long Island to provide children in the hospital with the support, courage and hope that they need during a daunting time in their lives.

The bears will begin their journey strapped onto a skydiver’s body and free fall 13,500 feet to the ground. These brave bears are all a part of a national project called “Canopies for Kids,” and after their incredible adventure, they are delivered to the arms of a sick child at Stony Brook Children’s. The project also donates funds to Stony Brook Children’s for each bear that jumps.

This Saturday, expert skydivers will dress up as superheroes for the jump; they use this experience to position the bears as “The Bravest Teddy Bears in the World.” The hope is that these special bears will provide kids with the courage they need in the fight ahead. Each bear comes with a card containing a personalized message from the skydiver.

MEDIA CONTACT: 631-444-7880; Melissa Weir, 631-487-4092

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, at 12pm.

WHERE: Sky Dive Long Island, Calverton, NY. 631-208-3900

DIRECTIONS TO SKY DIVE LONG ISLAND: 400 David Court, Calverton, NY

LIE to Exit 69, Wading River Road. Turn left onto Wading River Road. Turn right onto Grumman Blvd. Turn left into the complex on Burman Blvd. Then right on David Court.