Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Unveils New Mascot!




I had the privilege of being at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital today for the unveiling of Bo the Take Care Bear, the new Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital mascot! Bo’s mission is to help make children feel better and to brighten their days, lifting spirits by giving hugs. Bo the Take Care Bear is from American Greetings, who first introduced Care Bears in 1982. (And I definitely still have one of my original Care Bears!) The Care Bears are “determined to help children everywhere understand their feelings and emotions through love, music, belly badges magic and big Care Bear hugs.”

Patricia DePompei
Patricia DePompei


Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN, President of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital says, ” We are so excited to add Bo, The Take Care Bear, to our Rainbow Family. Care Bears have been long synonymous with caring and, that’s our number one mission at Rainbow. We believe that Bo will be a familiar face to children and families to soften the health care experience by helping children feel better and brighten their day.”


Jeffrey Conrad and his daughter
Jeffrey Conrad and his daughter
children with Bo, The Take Care Bear
children with Bo, The Take Care Bear


The kids were so excited to meet Bo, The Take Care Bear! They also received their own Care Bear, as well as other gifts, and cake was provided for them to enjoy during the celebration. Bo definitely brightened their days and is a wonderful addition to the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital!



For my coverage of the unveiling stay tuned to TV20!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this! It’s great to see good people trying their best to bring good times for children who most definitely need a good smile. Thanks for sharing!!


    1. Leah* says:

      Thank you! Yes American Greetings were amazing teaming up with Rainbow Babies on this! Bo brought so much joy already to the children there today. I definitely hope to have more stories like this to share soon!


  2. Rudy says:

    such a cool story.


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