Pediatric patients experience Halloween fun at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
October 27, 2009
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Despite being in the hospital, pediatric patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital will still get to celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes, face-painting and watching a magic show. 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.
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30
Creative arts, including crafts and face-painting
PAC dogs greet kids, trick-or-treat parade begins
Child Life Playroom, on the fifth floor of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
(757 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles)
The annual Halloween party is hosted by the hospital's Child Life/Child Development department in an effort to make sure the young patients experience a memorable celebration. For the third year, Spirit Halloween, the country's largest seasonal Halloween retailer, has generously donated all costumes and accessories for pediatric families at UCLA's Westwood and Santa Monica hospitals. Art of Elysium, a nonprofit organization that facilitates creative arts activities with pediatric patients and their families, will organize Halloween face-painting, and Pun the Magician will host his annual magic show.
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-8672
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