TUCSON, Ariz. (Oct. 6, 2023) – The opportunity to pick out a Halloween costume is an annual rite of passage for kids of all ages. However, special moments like this are not readily available for children and families enduring extended hospital stays Spirit of Children, Spirit Halloween's charitable foundation, each year donates thousands of costumes and other Halloween accessories to assure hospitalized children have a chance to celebrate Halloween, including locally to the hospitalized children at Diamond Children’s Medical Center. For every purchase made in S. Arizona, Spirit Halloween stores donate 10% of the proceeds to Diamond Children’s. Spirit Halloween has provided a 10% off coupon that can be used at the register to receive 10% of any purchase made anytime between now and Oct. 31.
What: Media are invited to attend a Halloween celebration and costume distribution at Diamond Children’s Medical Center. The Child Life team at Diamond Children’s, Spirit of Halloween, Northwest Fire, Star Wars 501 Legion and DPR Construction teams will be distributing Spirit Halloween costumes and trick-or-treats, providing hospitalized children and their families holiday fun and a sense of normalcy.
When: Oct. 10, from 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Diamond Children’s Medical Center 1625 N. Campbell Ave., 85719. Park in the circular drive-in at the foot of the former main entrance, next to the parking garage.
Who: Diamond Children’s Medical Center, Spirit of Halloween, Northwest Fire, Star Wars 501 Legion and DPR Construction teams, along with patients and families of hospitalized children.
Why: The funds raised by Spirit of Children provide year-round essential services provided by the Diamond Children’s Medical Center Child Life team who help children and families cope with the challenges of illness, hospitalization, and any resulting disability from illness. To date, Spirit of Children has raised more than $110 million for its partner hospitals through the generosity of Spirit Halloween customers and supporters and last year, nearly $80,000 was donated to Diamond Children’s. To learn more about Spirit of Children please visit SpiritofChildren.com.
About Spirit of Children
At the heart of Spirit Halloween is Spirit of Children, a program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. Since fundraising began in 2007, Spirit of Children has raised more than $110 million for the Child Life department at hospitals across the United States and Canada. Donations to Spirit of Children stay within local communities, with 100% of funds going toward support for Child Life. For the 2023 Halloween season, Spirit of Children will be supporting 159 pediatric hospitals across North America, with a goal to raise $18 million. Spirit Halloween encourages customers to help make a difference in a child's life this Halloween season by donating at their local Spirit Halloween. For more information, please visit: SpiritofChildren.com.
About Spirit Halloween
Celebrating 40-years of business, Spirit Halloween (SpiritHalloween.com) is the largest Halloween retailer in the country. With more than 1,500 seasonal locations in strip centers and malls across North America, Spirit is the one-stop destination for all things Halloween. For four decades, Spirit has created immersive and interactive experiences for shoppers, complete with a unique and vast assortment of costumes and accessories for infants, toddlers, children, 'tweens, teens, and adults, along with exclusive décor and animatronics you won't find anywhere else. For more information, please visit: SpiritHalloween.com.
About Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical CenterBanner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens. Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, intensive care needs and more. It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility — the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center — where physician-scientists provide access to groundbreaking science and research to advance children’s health. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com/diamondchildrens.