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United Airlines Delivers Smiles and Precious Cargo to Pediatric Patients at Cooper

CAMDEN, N.J. – On Wednesday, October 14th United Airlines personnel delivered smiles and some very precious cargo to young patients at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. As part of United’s community outreach efforts, each child on the Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care units received a fuzzy companion named “Ben Flyin.”

This year United has collaborated with GUND® to create the limited edition 2015 Ben Flyin as a mascot for the Adventure Bear program. United employees volunteer for the mission of delivering the teddy bears to children at 370 hospitals, schools and other locations around the country. In addition to the bear, each child also received a special passport full of adventure and exciting activities to occupy their time while they are in the hospital.

Altogether, over 100 adventure bears were donated to patients at Cooper through the Cooper Foundation. The Cooper Foundation is pleased to have United as a devoted supporter for the second year in a row.

In this photo: (l to r) Cooper Child-Life Specialist Brittany Spaeth; United Airways employees, Elaine Huesser, Jeanne Sigisminti, Kathleen Moes, Renee Brudie, Kathy Agudo; and Cooper Executive Director of the Women’s and Children’s Institute Robyn Harvey.

In this photo: (l to r) Cooper Child-Life Specialist Brittany Spaeth; United Airlines employees, Elaine Huesser, Jeanne Sigisminti, Kathleen Moes, Renee Brudie, Kathy Agudo; and Cooper Executive Director of the Women’s and Children’s Institute Robyn Harvey.

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In attendance were United Airlines employees: (l to r), Blenda Riddick, Renee Brudie, Kathleen Moes, Elaine Huesser, Jeanne Sigisminti, and Kathleen Agudo.