Kids at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treat event

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Young patients at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA won’t have to miss out on the fun and excitement of Halloween just because they are in the hospital.

Children will dress up in Halloween costumes donated by Spirit Halloween stores and go trick-or-treating through the hospital’s hallways and main lobby. More than 50 departments and groups from UCLA Health, the UCLA campus and community organizations will set up stations to hand out goodies. Along the trick-or-treat route, kids will also visit with costumed dogs from the UCLA People–Animal Connection, an animal-assisted therapy program.

The annual event is organized by the hospital’s Chase Child Life Program.

Many of the patients are hospitalized for weeks or months at a time with complex illnesses, and the event gives them a chance to experience a normal childhood activity they might otherwise miss.

WHEN

Friday, Oct. 31
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

WHERE

First floor lobby, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles (map)

R.S.V.P. AND PARKING                                                                                        

Media must R.S.V.P. to UCLA Health Sciences media contact. 
News vans are asked to park along the yellow curb on the east side of Gayley Avenue, south of Charles E. Young Drive South. 
News media in personal vehicles can valet park at the entrance to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, on the west side of Westwood Plaza. A media relations representative will provide a complimentary valet pass.

MEDIA CONTACT

Amy Albin, 310-794-8672 (office), 310-597-5765 (cell), aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu

Media Contact