NIH Hails Halloween Virtually, In Person
Annual Costume Contest Boosts NIH’s CFC Effort
A nurse, an angel and the Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy pop onto a Zoom meeting. Sounds like the beginning of a humorous story, but actually it was just the latest installment of NIH’s annual CFC Halloween Charity Fair and Costume Contest. In the end, among a movie-centric field, Gru’s Minions took first prize.
Held virtually and hosted by lead institute NIMHD, the event also featured guest appearances by (people impersonating) Jurassic Park paleontologist Alan Grant and Star Wars’s Luke Skywalker.
Several charities—Active Minds, 4PAWS Rescue Team, Inc. and the Thomas Gaiter Foundation—sent representatives to describe the positive impact donations can make through the Combined Federal Campaign.
There were 10 entries for the costume contest and winners were announced Nov. 3:
1st place. Minions. Karina Bridges & Team (CC)
2nd place. Deaf DJ in the Matrix. Kazeem Babatunde (NHLBI)
3rd place. Artist Bob Ross. Michael Vance (NIAID)
More than 5,000 charities are participating in this year’s campaign and there’s still time to donate. Visit cfc.nih.gov for more information.
Police, Firefighters Drive ‘Truck or Treat’ at Children’s Inn
Halloween meant “Truck or Treat” time at the Children’s Inn, as NIH’s Fire Department and Division of Police visited an outdoor costumed affair and brought goodies to share.
Kids and their families explored first responder vehicles and took turns at the wheel.