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Jacqueline Baer
(214) 559-8352
jacqueline.baer@tsrh.org

Santa to Arrive Via Helicopter, Deliver Toys to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Patients

SANTA TO ARRIVE VIA HELICOPTER, DELIVER TOYS TO
TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN PATIENTS

WHO: Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Elves
Four United States Marines from Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Bell Helicopter Representatives
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families and staff

WHAT: Santa, Mrs. Claus and members of the United States Marines will arrive at TSRHC in style by way of helicopter. After landing the helicopter on the hospital’s rooftop Helipad and being greeted by TSRHC patients, the group will meet up with Frosty the Snowman and several Elves to spread holiday cheer and deliver toys to patients. This is an annual event at TSRHC, made possible by Santa USA, Bell Helicopter and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. This year, Bell Helicopter donated the helicopter flight to transport the Santa USA crew and the Marines from the Toys for Tots Foundation to TSRHC.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
11 a.m. Santa and friends arrive via helicopter
12:45 p.m. Santa and friends depart TSRHC

WHERE: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219
*Note: Please meet a TSRHC representative at the Ground Level of the D Parking Garage at the end of Welborn Street to be escorted to the event. Security will direct you.

ABOUT SANTA USA:
Santa USA began in the mid 1970s as a personal project of a single individual. He was determined to bring happiness, goodwill and holiday spirit to the children of our community. His dedication was noticed by many goodhearted neighbors, and as their interest grew, these good people began to contribute their time and money. For several days in mid-December, Santa travels by helicopter to visit elementary schools in many areas as well as nursing homes and hospitals.

HOSPITAL INFORMATION:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

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