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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC To Be Taken Over by Princesses and Superheroes in Search of Tricks and Treats on Halloween

WHAT: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will hold its annual trick-or-treating for its inpatients on Halloween afternoon. Patients and their families will dress up in their favorite costumes, searching for yummy treats from hospital staff throughout the Eat’n Park Atrium on the 6th floor.

The Child Life department has been sponsoring this unique event for more than 30 years, providing an opportunity for staff to interact with patients and families in a fun and unique way.

WHO: Children’s Hospital patients, families and staff

WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

WHERE: Eat’n Park Atrium, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, One Children’s Hospital Dr., 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224

WHY: Child Life provides support, education and assistance to children, teens and their families who are adjusting to illness and hospitalization. Child Life specialists, all of whom have degrees in child development, education or child life, work to help children understand new experiences and feelings that may occur before, during and after a hospital stay.

Note to Media: Media interested in attending should park in the hospital’s main driveway and meet Andrea Kunicky in the lobby to be escorted to the event.

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