Bartell Drugs helps local children through annual Teddy Bear Patrol, April 1-28

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29 years of bear hugs:
Bartell Drugs helps local children through annual Teddy Bear Patrol, April 1-28

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2018

SEATTLE—A little boy frightened about his first trip the emergency room.

A 6-year-old girl struggling to understand why her house burned, losing her toys, and her family must move to a temporary shelter.

These are just two reasons why Teddy Bear Patrol was started. Children in times of stress don’t have an understanding of what’s happening. Sometimes their best friend can be a simple teddy bear.

That’s why Bartell Drugs and WARM 106.9 FM are once again teaming up to give “bear hugs” to children in stressful or traumatic situations with the annual “Teddy Bear Patrol” campaign, April 1 through 28. This is the 29th year of this successful campaign.

The annual drive puts teddy bears in the hands of community police departments, hospitals and emergency response teams so they may give the bears to children involved in challenging situations. With a 128-year history in the Northwest, Bartell Drugs’ 68 stores in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties are designated locations for teddy bear donations. Purchase an official “Bartell Bear” for $8.00 and Bartells will donate a second bear to the campaign.

During last year’s drive, more than 15,000 bears were donated to this heartfelt cause.

Bears will be accepted in all Bartell Drugs locations through April 28. No bears over 12” long, please.

For more information on the program and other nearby Bartell Drugs locations, visit


About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its 128-year history in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 67 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit

Media Contact:
Ric Brewer, Senior Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or