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Clarkson University Teddy Bear Toss Collects 400 Stuffed Animals for Pediatric Patients

Clarkson University collected 400 stuffed animals at its third annual Teddy Bear Toss to benefit child patients at local hospitals.

PA ProgramThe Clarkson Physician Assistant (PA) Program, with sponsorship of the Clarkson Union Board, invited the community to donate new stuffed animals at the men's hockey game against Colgate University on Jan. 30. After the Golden Knights scored their first goal, the stuffed animals rained down on the ice and were quickly scooped up by the hockey players, Cheel staff and PA students.

All donations will go to local hospitals, including Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, Massena Memorial Hospital, Gouverneur Hospital, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Adirondack Medical Center, Carthage Area Hospital and the Guthrie Clinic at Fort Drum.

PA Program"We are so appreciative of the overwhelming support from the North Country community that made this event a great success," said Clarkson PA Student Society President Ellen Cassidy of Potsdam, N.Y. "Serving our community is an important aspect of the Physician Assistant Student Society."

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences, education and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption teddy-bears-2016.jpg: Clarkson University Physician Assistant students and other volunteers helped collect stuffed animals at the University's third annual Teddy Bear Toss.

Photo caption teddy-bear-toss-2016.jpg: Clarkson University Physician Assistant students collected a total of 400 stuffed animals that are being distributed to child patients at local hospitals.

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