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10/31/14news article

kids at Dayton Children's treated to a great Halloween

costume shop and parade let them experience the holiday

More than 100 Dayton Children's doctors, nurses and staff dressed up to treat patients to a Halloween parade.  A cast of characters from pirates to Mary Poppins went room to room, delivering goodies to patients and invited those who could come along to join the parade.  "We want to make sure that children always have a happy Halloween, even when they can't leave the hospital," says Karen Muller, child life manager.  "This event always helps lift their spirits."

halloween 2014In the morning, patients had the opportunity to browse the costume shop and pick out something special to wear. Then they could join the parade or wait in their rooms for the parade to pass by with treats. Patients as young as six weeks old took part in the fun.

The theme this year was "A Day at the Movies."  While many dressed up as minions from "Despicable Me" or title characters from favorite Disney movies, some departments went all out to make an impression for patients.  The surgery department made patients feel like they were part of their very own movie premiere and the hematology/oncology department turned the entire area into a scene from "The Lego Movie."

For more information, contact: 
Stacy Porter 
Communications specialist 
Phone: 937-641-3666