Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital hosts holiday party for pediatric oncology patients

  • Harper Kubish-Avelar of Lombard samples some frosting at a cookie decorating station while sitting on her grandmother Tanya Kubish's lap.

    Harper Kubish-Avelar of Lombard samples some frosting at a cookie decorating station while sitting on her grandmother Tanya Kubish's lap. Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine

  • Alexander Perez, right, of West Chicago colors an ornament alongside brother and sister Gerardo and Solash Perez. The Perez children attended a holiday party at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital for pediatric patients who have been treated for cancer.

    Alexander Perez, right, of West Chicago colors an ornament alongside brother and sister Gerardo and Solash Perez. The Perez children attended a holiday party at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital for pediatric patients who have been treated for cancer. Courtesy of Northwestern Medicine

 
Submitted by Northwestern Medicine
Updated 12/9/2019 5:09 PM

Each December, the cafeteria at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield turns into a fun and festive party for pediatric patients who have been treated for cancer.

An opportunity to forget about their illness for a few hours, patients and their families were invited to feast on kid-friendly fare such as chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese, indulge in the dessert bar, make holiday crafts to take home, decorate cookies, and visit Santa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, 25 N. Winfield Road, treats children with most types of cancers and offers specialized services to cope with the related emotional, social and developmental challenges.

For information, visit www.luriechildrens.org.

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