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Packard Children's Halloween treats

Football1Costumes, candy, fun: All the standard holiday elements were in place yesterday for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat-Trail. Hundreds of children, many of them current or former patients, were joined by their families and friends and Packard staff to mark the occasion.

The trail included 50 individually themed trick-or-treat stations and a pumpkin patch, plus a haunted house. Costumes encompassed pop culture (Justin Bieber), fantasy (superheroes and princesses), history (Pac Man), sports (San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick) and more. See photos on the @PackardHospital Twitter feed.

Christine Cunningham, director of patient experience at Packard Children’s, told the Peninsula Press, "It’s an opportunity for [patients] to dress up and spend the next couple of hours being a kid and not focus on the illness that they have."

Previously: Tips from a doctor (and a mom) for a safe Halloween and How to avoid a candy-coated Halloween
Photo by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

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