Unity Health’s KC Koala Participates in Mascot Safety Week

Unity Health’s mascot KC Koala recently participated with other local mascots and Searcy Mayor David Morris in proclaiming July 20 – 24, “Mascot Safety Week.”

According to the proclamation, this week will be devoted to bringing awareness to the community of the services provided by the mascots and the safety issues to which they are exposed.

The proclamation states, “A mascot is much more than a costume – he is a part of a team or organization and has a real personality that the audiences comes to know and love … It is important for individuals to remember that there are people inside the costumes. Mascot costumes are often hot, uncomfortable, can weigh up to 50 pounds and be difficult to maneuver. Mascots are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations such as traffic, unruly spectators and environmental conditions.”
KC Koala strives to help carry out the Unity Health’s mission to create a healthy community. KC Koala devotes his time and energy to keeping children safe by visiting local schools to educate students about eating healthy, the importance of exercise and emergency safety tips.

For more information about inviting K.C. Koala to your school, daycare or organization please contact the Unity Health Event Specialist at (501) 278-3230 or via email at marketing@wcmc.org.

As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health and its associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in an eight-county area with more than 2,000 associates. The Searcy facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the White County Medical Center and Specialty Care Campuses, Unity Health in Searcy includes Unity Health – Clarity Health and Wellness, Unity Health – Family Practice Associates, Unity Health – Urgent Care, Unity Health – McAfee Medical Clinic, Unity Health – Orthopaedic and Spine Center, Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center and Unity Health – Searcy Medical Center, West, Unity Health – Westside Family Medical Clinic, Unity Health Cardiology Clinic and Unity Health Oncology Clinic.