Patients Celebrate Halloween at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic

October 31, 2014

While the children of Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic don’t need costumes to be considered superheroes, kids of all ages dress up for the festivities that include trick-or-treating, a pizza party, and a pumpkin-carving contest. The hospital-wide celebration begins in the Jimmy Fund Clinic and makes stops throughout Dana-Farber to make sure everybody in the hospital experiences the Halloween spirit.

Dressed as a doctor, Dana-Farber patient Idonia trick-or-treats at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dressed as a doctor, Dana-Farber patient Idonia trick-or-treats at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Last year, many of the Jimmy Fund Clinic patients dressed up as vampires, pirates, and princesses, but Idonia had a different costume in mind. Idonia paraded along the trick-or-treat route through the halls of Dana-Farber dressed as a doctor.

Dana-Farber patient Briella traveled along the trick-or-treat route dressed as a princess.
Dana-Farber patient Briella traveled along the trick-or-treat route dressed as a princess.

“I love to go trick-or-treating and had a lot of fun celebrating Halloween at the (Jimmy Fund) Clinic. Last year, the (female) nurses dressed up as ‘boys’ – it was pretty funny – some even wore beards,” said Idonia.

From the creepy crawly decorations to the colorful array of costumes, Dana-Farber doctors and nurses make sure each Halloween is filled with spook-tacular surprises. This annual celebration gives patients a chance to participate in an event they otherwise might have missed while undergoing cancer treatment

Mahki, a patient at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, sported some spooky vampire fangs.
Mahki, a patient at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, sported some spooky vampire fangs.

We can’t wait to see how creative Dana-Farber patients, doctors, and staff were with their costumes this year! If you dressed up this year tell us what costume you wore with a comment below.

Erica Equi
Social Media Coordinator
@EricaEqui

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2 thoughts on “Patients Celebrate Halloween at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic

  1. Brody wore Mike from Monster’s Inc. He loved it because it looked like a turtle with an eye on top of the shell.

  2. What a great costume! We would love to see pictures of Brody in his Monster’s Inc. outfit!

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