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Fall festival to benefit pediatric rehab center

Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,

Hinsdale – Adventist Paulson Pediatric Rehab Center invites children of all ages and their families to its fifth annual Fall Festival, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the center, 222 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale. Admission is $10 per child. Adults are free. Proceeds from the festival benefit the center’s clients.


“We use the money to buy the bigger, expensive pieces of equipment that aren’t in our budget so we can better serve our clients,” said Linda Bernal, department coordinator. “The first year we had our festival, for example, we were able to buy parallel bars.”


The 2010 festival will include a pony rides, an appearance by Pancakes the Clown, face painting, a moon bounce, fall crafts, carnival games and prizes, a food court and raffles. All children will receive a free pumpkin. Parents can also obtain ChildSafe ID cards for their children.


“The kids are very excited about the pony rides because we’ve never had them before,” Bernal said. “The Hinsdale Police Department and Fire Department will be here, so kids can hop into the police car and fire truck.”


Previously, Adventist Paulson Pediatric Rehab Center offered the fall festival only to the children it serves. But in recent years the event has been open to the entire community. Bernal anticipates several hundred people will attend.


“We wanted to have something fun for all kids, not just our clients,” Bernal said.


Adventist Paulson Pediatric Rehabilitation Center provides physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as hearing services for children ages 0 to 21 with various disabilities. For more information or to make a donation to Adventist Paulson Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, call (630) 856-2600.



Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit