Ghostbusters, goblins, groovy friends and guests celebrated Halloween in June, all the while helping out the kids and programs at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.
On Friday, June 2, nearly 900 attendees came together at the Boise Centre on the Grove for Kid For A Night: Halloween Hullabaloo, the latest installment of Children’s premier fundraising event since 1992.
A total of $808,126 was raised — a new record — bringing the total since the event’s inception to nearly $11.5 million.
“It's truly amazing to see our community rallying together with unwavering dedication to support St. Luke's Children's,” said Jenna Landman, St. Luke’s special events manager. “I mean, who wouldn't want to rock Halloween costumes in June for such an extraordinary cause?
“Huge shoutout and major appreciation to our awesome community members, sponsors, volunteers and hardworking staff. This event wouldn't have been such a massive success without their incredible support and hard work. We're beyond grateful for all they've done to make a real difference.”
The event included 66 volunteers and 68 event sponsors, with a silent and live auction, Halloween-themed games and inflatables, a live band and dessert food trucks on the plaza, plus a surprise “Thriller” flash mob to start off the program.
Part of the wicked good time (pun intended) was, of course, to benefit St. Luke’s Children’s and the pediatric patients we see every day. The fundraising efforts helped to fund a handful of programs, including:
Dave Southorn works in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.