ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Spirit Halloween is bringing a Halloween celebration to patients at The Children’s Center at Presbyterian, complete with costumes, face painting and more.
Launched in 2006, the Spirit of Children program brings fun and funding to hospital Child Life programs across the country at Halloween. Last year, Spirit Halloween stores in New Mexico raised more than $45,000 for Presbyterian’s Child Life Program, which helps fund multiple annual picnics for patients and their families, celebrations, supplies, games, activities and more.
Since its inception, Spirit of Children has raised more than $22 million for hospitals across the United States and Canada and hopes to raise an additional $6.7 million this year.
Members of the media are invited to attend the following event:
WHAT: Spirit Halloween party for pediatric patients at The Children's Center at Presbyterian
WHO: Spirit Halloween volunteers, Children's Center patients and their families.
WHERE: Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Avenue SE
WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 1 p.m.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.