Reports of a large brown bear on the campus of KRMC have put smiles on many of the faces of the patients, staff and visitors. If you see the bear in red tennis shoes, please report the sighting to the volunteer department, as this bear can cause you to smile and wave until your arm falls off. The staff at KRMC cautiously call this big hairy beast Kare Bear, due to its caring demeanor and educational qualities.
In 2008 the Volunteer/Auxiliary purchased the KRMC Kare Bear as the Hand Hygiene mascot. Kare Bear can be seen putting smiles on the faces of the children at Little Minnows, the elementary schools and the annual KRMC Kidsâ€™ Day. Kare Bear and its handler teach kids about proper hand washing, brushing their teeth, getting a good nightâ€™s sleep, eating healthfully, playing hard and safely, wearing sun screen, and much more.
KRMC volunteer Georgia McGee has very graciously offered to be the KRMC Kare Bear. She and Scott Kern travel the community promoting health and happiness. If you are interested in a visit from the KRMC Kare Bear, contact Scott Kern at the Foundation/Public Relations office at 681-8656.