October 31, 2016
Dressing up for Halloween and going trick-or-treating is a memory many children carry with them all their lives. Today, Research Medical Center will help hospitalized patients and children from Bright Horizons make a unique Halloween memory. More than 100 Research Medical Center employees, many dressed in costumes, will provide Halloween treats to children who will visit the hospital from the daycare center.
We thought it would be a terrific opportunity to have some fun, especially with the kids in our daycare,” says Research Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Jackie DeSouza-Van Blaricum who will don a Bat Girl costume. “It will be business as usual—the same high-quality, compassionate care we offer patients and families every day—but with some characters sprinkled throughout the halls.
This will be a very exciting event for the children and employees and our hope is that patients will also get to witness the magic of Halloween,” says Pamela Uehling, Child Care Center Director, organizer of the trick-or-treating event. “We try to create as normal and positive of an environment as possible for patients, while also being a big part of this community. This event allows us to do both in a safe and fun environment.
Employees will volunteer their time and provided candy, stickers, crayons, coloring books and other items to children. Goodies will even be left for young patients who visit the emergency room later tonight or those admitted to the hospital after the trick-or-treating festivities end.