Pediatric patients celebrate Halloween fun at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Media Contact

Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
WHAT:
Despite being in the hospital, pediatric patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital will still get to celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes and watching a show with Pun the Magician. In addition, five canine teams from UCLA's People–Animal Connection (PAC), an animal-assisted therapy program, will don costumes and accompany the kids while they trick-or-treat through the hospital hallways.     
 
WHEN:  
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29
 
11:30 a.m.
Magic show  
 
Noon–1p.m.
PAC dogs greet kids, trick-or-treat parade  
 
WHERE:
Child Life Playroom, fifth floor of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital (map)
(757 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles)    
 
BACKGROUND:
The annual Halloween party is hosted by the hospital's Child Life/Child Development department to make sure young patients experience a memorable celebration. For the fourth year, Spirit Halloween, the country's largest seasonal Halloween retailer, has generously donated costumes and accessories for pediatric families at UCLA's Westwood and Santa Monica hospitals. The trick-or-treat stations are manned by various hospital departments.    
 
MEDIA CONTACT:  
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-8672  
 
R.S.V.P. & PARKING:
Please call media contact to R.S.V.P. and arrange parking.
Media Contact:
Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
[email protected]