Sick Kids at Pasadena's Shriners Medical Center Enjoy a Happening Halloween Party

Published : Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 5:02 AM

Kids at the Pasadena’s Shriners for Children Medical Center had tricks and treats at Wednesday’s Spirit of Children Halloween Party.

The Pasadena party, hosted by Spirit Halloween—the nation’s largest Halloween retailer, was one of 100 events hosted across the nation. Spirit of Children has raised more than $45 million in critical funding for Child Life Departments in the last 11 years.

“Spirit of Children provides kids in hospitals with much-needed play and distraction,” Steven Silverstein, President and CEO of Spirit Halloween, said in a statement.

Shriners for Children Medical Center, founded in 1952, is renowned for its comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care that it offers to adolescents aged up to 18, who suffer from burn scars, cleft palates and orthopedic conditions.

“We see first-hand how our parties create magic that transcends the kids’ difficult situations and provides a sense of normalcy as families navigate through challenging and heart-wrenching medical situations,” Silverstein said.

Spirit of Children has a 2018 goal of $9 million to be raised from customers shopping for costumes this season at any of its 1,325 Spirit Halloween locations nationwide or by donations made on

“Every child should be able to experience the joy of Halloween,” Silverstein said.

If you would like to support Pasadena’s Shriners for Children Medical Center, please stop by the local Spirit Halloween store to make a donation.

When you donate, you’ll get the chance to ring the purple cowbell for the funds that will help Pasadena children in need.

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