Teddy bear tandem skydive fundraiser today in Calverton

Courtesy Canopies for Kids Website
Courtesy Canopies for Kids Website

On Saturday, a group of expert skydivers will give children at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital “The Bravest Teddy Bears in the World” – in the hope that the special bears will help give young patients the courage they need in to fight on.

Divers from Skydive Long Island in Calverton will take about 25 bears on a and free fall of about 13,500 feet soaring over Eastern Long Island.

It is part of a national project called “Canopies for Kids,” ran buy a nonprofit that rallies skydiving enthusiasts to takes teddies from the sky and gets them into the arms of sick children nationwide.

The dive will take place Saturday, at noon, and the bears will be delivered to children with a personalized message from the skydiver, according to Stony Brook.

For more information about the event contact Skydive Long Island at 631-208-3900.