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Carle RX Express Pharmacy Duck Collection

One day at the Carle RX Express in the Carle Foundation Hospital (in Urbana, Illinois) someone left a little rubber duck behind. That little rubber duck kept a little kid preoccupied when his parents came to pick up prescriptions. So when the duck disappeared one day, a Carle Rx Express technician (named Dee Ann Hart) bought another duck to replace it. But she didn’t stop at just one duck….and pretty soon the customers who came to the pharmacy brought in ducks to add to the RX Express flock. Then some of the other technicians brought in rubber ducks to add to the pharmacy’s collection as well. And soon enough over 200 rubber ducks were perched at the counter….all different styles and sizes! In fact, the kids loved the ducks so much that the pharmacy went out and purchased some small ones to give away to kids who seemed sick or upset. Now, that’s my kinda pharmacy!

Recently, the Carle Rx Express pharmacy at Carle Foundation Hospital closed and moved into Walgreens. What happened to the ducks, you ask? They didn’t go far. They were donated to the pediatrics floor of the hospital for sick children and their families to enjoy. “I’m just amazed at how many people have asked where they are going,” Dee Ann Hart said. “People have said, ‘I just love those ducks.’”

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3 Responses to Carle RX Express Pharmacy Duck Collection
  1. Wonderduck
    September 13, 2011 | 4:46 PM

    Strangely enough, I know exactly where that is/was. Hadn't been there in years, though…

  2. Valli Hammer
    September 16, 2011 | 2:39 PM

    Who is wonderduck? I live in Champaign and donated most of those ducks! I am so glad they went to a good place!

  3. Colleen
    November 16, 2011 | 8:16 AM

    You guys should meet up! Wonderduck lives in Duckford (AKA Rockford). You can meet him through his website link on the right called Wonderduck's Pond.

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