Children and adults are invited to dress in costume for the Fall Festival Open House at Chesapeake Home Health Care on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This year’s family-friendly festival will take place in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and “Wear Pink Day.”
Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. Adults can choose to dress in a 70s-themed costume or adorn as much light pink or hot pink as possible to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A prize will be awarded for best costume in both the child and adult categories.
“We are excited to meet and engage with the families in our community,” said Laseandia M. Harley, CHHC co-chief executive officer and chief operating officer. “Come out and enjoy a day of fun, family and community!”
CHHC is a women-owned, women-staffed facility with the expertise to address female issues and discuss them with attendees. Registered nurses will be available to discuss breast cancer health screening tips, and all attendees 18 years of age and older will receive a pocket guide on “What Everyone Should Know About Breast Cancer.” Pink ribbons will also be distributed to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“Our goal is to not only provide health education and resources to our clients, but to the community at large,” said Erica Paul, CHHC co-chief executive officer and chief financial officer. “This type of outreach can make a significant difference in ensuring that members of the community are aware and taking the necessary steps to ensure optimal health.”
This is the fourth year that CHHC has hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Month event, and the hope is to have the same tremendous response as previous events, Harley added.
“We appreciate the receptiveness of the members of the community to the information provided, as well as the support from our neighboring businesses,” Harley said.
CHHC specializes in coupling innovation with community-based services to meet the specific needs of medically fragile or special needs children and nursing-dependent adults. Their services include private duty nursing, extensive pediatric expertise and ventilator dependent children, skilled assessment and education, rehabilitative nursing, respite care, physical therapy, and coordination of care and case management.
“The complex needs of families with medically-fragile, technology-dependent children are often unmet and misunderstood,” Paul said. “The goal of our event is to serve and support these families and give them hope, as well as provide much needed resources and information for both families and healthcare professionals.”
CHHC is a faith-based organization and does not promote Halloween, but enjoys bringing families and communities together for fall activities, festivals and events.
The facility is located at 4500 Forbes Blvd, Suite 110, Lanham, Md. For more information, visit www.chhc-md.com or call 301-249-4333.