Superheroes poised to overtake Comer Children's Hospital

October 30, 2007

What

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a critical care doctor ready to swoop in at a moment's notice. This year's Halloween theme at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital is superheroes.

Who

Dressed in costume, doctors, residents and nurses will parade throughout the hospital. Instead of children going from room to room, the adults will go to them. Like Halloween beyond hospital walls, the children will receive goodies that were donated by parents and staff.

"We don't want our patients to feel left out, so we celebrate Halloween every year," said Madelyn Kahana, section chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. "The parade distracts the kids from their problems and worries and often brings a smile to their faces."

Where

University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago

When

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
10 a.m.

Media may park on the west side of Maryland Avenue in the 5800 block. For more information, contact Theresa Carson at (773) 702-6241.

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Press Contact

John Easton
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