Costumes, candy corn, and crafts are just a few reasons why Halloween at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic is a special treat for patients. The staff at the Clinic makes sure patients and families have a ghoulishly good time– with pizza, parades, pumpkin painting, and of course, trick-or-treating.
The annual Jimmy Fund Clinic patient trick-or-treat parade is a BOO-tiful sight not to be missed. Cowboys, racecar drivers, and princesses walk the hospital halls–bringing smiles to everyone they encounter.
Among them, Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Joey, age 3, came dressed as his favorite cartoon character, Scooby-Doo.
“Joey had to get his flu shot today, so he was disappointed and cried the whole way in. Once he got here and saw the decorations and costumes, he completely forgot what was going on,” said Joey’s mother, Stephanie. “Now he’s OK. He’s so excited to be here. I think that’s what the Jimmy Fund Clinic does.”
This year, the staff at the Jimmy Fund Clinic dressed as superheroes– something they are often considered, with or without the cape.
Lisa Scherber, Director of Patient and Family Programs at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, organizes the spook-tacular event. “This day is so important for all of us. To see the children in their costumes parading through the building– all of their personalities come out. It’s a breath of fresh air.”
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