Costumed patients from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) – including 18-month-old Lilith Poulin – paraded through the halls of Ellison 17 during the annual Spirit of Children Halloween party. Since 2006, Spirit Halloween has hosted the celebration, providing free costumes, accessories, masks and a pumpkin painting activity. The Oct. 18 event was part of a national campaign to support child life programming. The Spirit of Children program has granted more than $279,000 to MGHfC since it was founded.

This article was originally published in the 10/27/17 Hotline issue.