Celebrating Halloween in style

From dressing up to candy, everyone loves Halloween. To celebrate, we asked families to show off their creativity and share their favorite Halloween photos.



Hunter, a patient in the Cerebral Palsy Program, enjoyed dressing up as a pirate in a pirate ship and loves all the attention from his peers on Halloween.



Kinley, a patient of the Center for Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Conditions, celebrated in a Hello Kitty car. She loves dressing up and dressing up her wheelchair, and of course, she loves all of the candy she receives!


Eliana lights up the room in her princess costume.

Eliana lights up a room in the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in her princess costume.


Jeffrey, age 6

Jeffrey, a patient of the Center for Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Conditions, had a blast as Buzz Lightyear and is flanked by his parents dressed up Jessie and Woody.


Brooke and Dakota Halloween (3)

Dakota (right), a patient in the Heart Transplant Program, is one of two little witches on her first Halloween with her her twin sister Brooke (left).


Grady's Spider-Man costume worked perfectly with his hip  orthosis.

Grady, a patient in the Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program, flexes his Spider-Man muscles.


Halloween is always a special day for all children and they all look forward to trick or treating around their neighborhood. Our patients due to their treatments and how they are feeling this is not always possible.  We do this parade so our kids can enjoy the simple pleasures of being in a costume and trick or treating.

Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s has an annual Halloween parade so kids can enjoy the simple pleasures of being in a costume and trick or treating.