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MEDIA ADVISORY: Independence Blue Cross supports Elmwood Park Zoo’s Teddy Bear Clinic on August 1

Philadelphia, PA 


Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is supporting Elmwood Park Zoo’s Teddy Bear Clinic, a community event to help children feel more comfortable visiting the doctor. Children will pretend their favorite stuffed animal is going to the pediatrician or dentist to learn what to expect from their next appointment.

In addition to the Teddy Bear Clinic, Zoo visitors can also join in the fun with Independence’s Live Fearless photo experience, which gives participants a chance to be photographed “flying high over Philadelphia” or “rowing a boat on the Schuylkill River.”

Independence is a proud corporate sponsor of the Elmwood Park Zoo. Residents in the zip code 19462 will receive free admission all day to the Zoo with proof of residency courtesy of Independence. The Teddy Bear Clinic is free with admission.



Saturday, August 1, 2015
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.



Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Boulevard
Norristown, PA  19401


About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 10 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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Laura Hanes
215-241-2736 (office)
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