UK HealthCare

Breakfast with Santa: A Holiday Tradition


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2010) Santa Claus assisted more than 10 UK Chandler Hospital volunteers as they hosted the annual Breakfast with Santa event, joined by UK athletes, cheerleaders, UK Chorale and two UK mascots, Stitches and Scratch.

"This is such a wonderful time of year and we love to make it extra special for the employees and their families, and the patients when they are able to attend the event," said Bonnie Thornton, UK Hospital Auxiliary director. "Breakfast with Santa is an event I look forward to every year and I know the families really enjoy it."

This event was created almost thirty years ago to bring joy to UK employees and their families, and the patients of the Kentucky Children's Hospital. More than 10 volunteers from the UK Hospital Auxiliary helped make this event a success with more than 120 people attending.

All children received coloring books, a holiday balloon, and were able to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.