If you don’t know The Children’s Inn at NIH, you should. Nestled in the NIH campus next to the world renowned research hospital, The Inn is a “place like home” to more than 10,000 children who bravely have traveled from all 50 states and 84 countries to find a cure.
Children are admitted to the NIH hospital, known as the Clinical Center, via doctor referral. Realize that not only have these families exhausted all of their medical options at home, they’ve often exhausted all of their resources. But when they come to the NIH in search of life-saving treatment, they are offered a room at The Inn and they don’t have to pay anything.
I’ve heard first hand from clinical researchers that this makes all the difference. By having a place like home, these families readily come and stay as long as they have to and return as many times as they have to. More than 50,000 visits have been made to The Inn.
Advancing the research relies on these patients and these patients rely on The Children’s Inn. The Inn is a critical link in the eco-system of the NIH and its mission to advance human health.
I love the saying, “think globally, act locally.” Supporting The Inn is a perfect opportunity to act locally and truly touch the lives of children from around the world.
For those of you local to Metro D.C., please join the Young Ambassadors Council of The Children’s Inn at our second annual fundraiser, A WINNter Affair at the House of Sweden in Georgetown on Feb. 23rd.
The event features an evening of cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and dancing to The Morrison Brothers Band.
Tickets are on sale with promotional Valentine’s pricing this week only: A pair of regular priced tickets to A WINNter Affair will be $150 and a pair of Friend of the Bar tickets will be $250. Single tickets will remain $85 for regular and $150 for Friend of the Bar. (The Valentine’s discount will automatically be applied when you purchase two tickets at one time.)