Charles Major Claus
Wow! First I get my own T.V. show , and now I have a page on the Internet. Cool! Being the mascot for the University of Virginia Children's Hospital is the awesomest gig a bear can get.
My real name is Charles Major Claus, but most of my friends at UVA call me Charlie. I live in a beautiful green forest on the 7th floor in my very own "uptown" cave. It even has stained-glass windows and curtains. Oh, I have my own mailbox, too. It's chartreuse (to match my eyes). It's where the guy that brings my pizza a couple of times a day leaves it when I'm doing something really important, like taking a nap. I love, love, love, love, love, love, love pizza! It's my favorite food except for blueberries. If you're a bear, you have to be really careful not to tip the bowl when you're making blueberry juice. Have you ever tried to wash blueberries out of very fuzzy fur? Once I spilled so much on me that the water in the fountain on the Madge M. Jones Activity Terrace where I take my baths turned bright blue!
If you're ever in my hospital, tune in to Channel 12 on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and you can catch my show called Seventh Floor Live. Better yet, come on down and be on the show with me. I'll see you on CMC-TV - where children are always the stars.
Oh, gee. I almost forgot to tell you that before you can come on my show, your parent or guardian has to sign a special TV release. You can get one from any Hospital Education Program (HEP) staff.
All HEP services are free to children and their families. For additional information, contact (434) 924-2658