Officers Helped Santa Deliver 1K Teddy Bears

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was the march of the teddy bears on Long Island Thursday.

Nassau court officers collected about 1,000 teddy bears across the entire county’s court rooms.  The officers then dressed up as Christmas characters and helped santa deliver the gifts to children with cancer at several hospitals.

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Joseph Cannella, the president of Fraternal Order of Court Officers, told 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer this is the 10th year they have collected teddy bears for sick children.

Santa and court officers visit hospitals, including NUMC to deliver teddy bears to sick children. (Credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Santa and court officers visit hospitals, including NUMC to deliver teddy bears to sick children. (Credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

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One 7-year-old at Nassau University Medical Center wore her princess dress after learning santa would be making a special visit, Lehpamer reported.

“When you see a kid whose deal with cancer smiling at us, it warms our hearts,” Cannella said.

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