Getting into the Spirit09/30/2023 ● By Sandy Kauten
Clip the coupon below to save 10 percent off your purchases at local Spirit Halloween stores, and Spirit Halloween will donate the amount of your savings to help kids at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield.
Or, if you prefer to shop online at www.SpiritHalloween.com, use the promo code DONATE23 at checkout.
For the fifth year running, Spirit Halloween’s “Spirit of Children” campaign is raising funds to help support PeaceHealth’s Child Life Program. Past donations enabled PeaceHealth to add a third Child Life specialist, Regan Muth, who focuses on patients in the RiverBend emergency department. In just the past six months, she has helped 300 children experiencing trauma or other crises.
One father recently said with Regan’s support his son would not have made it through the procedures he needed in the ED. “Our family will forever be grateful for her and the Child Life department,” he said.
The other two Child Life specialists, Barb Blair and Megan Massey, work in the Pediatrics Unit at RiverBend hospital.
Spirit of Children’s mission is “making hospitals less scary for kids and their families.”
“This is a perfect collaboration with Child Life,” Megan said. “Our role is to meet children where they are and provide the developmental support they need to cope with a hospital stay. When you choose to participate you are choosing to support children in our community.”