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A WINNter Affair Gala to Benefit The Children’s Inn at NIH


Celebrate the  25th anniversary  of  The  Children’s  Inn at  NIHat  A  WINNter  Affair  –an  exciting evening  of  dancing,  cocktails and  hor  d’oeurves,  a silent  auction, and  raffle  prizes.    The  gala  event,  hosted  by  The  Inn’s  Young  Ambassador’s  Council  (YAC) will  take  place  on  Saturday,  February  21st at  the  Pavilion  at  the  Ronald  Reagan  Building in  Washington,  DC.

The  Young  Ambassadors  Council  was  founded  in  2011  to  increase  opportunities  for  individuals  in  their  20s,  30s,  and  40s  to  support  The  Children’s  Inn  through  fundraising,  social  events,  volunteer  projects,  and  community  outreach  initiatives.

“A  WINNter  Affair  is  a  wonderful  opportunity  for  the  next  generation  of  professionals  to  help  children  with  serious  and  life-­‐threatening  illnesses,”  said  Jennie  Lucca,  CEO  of  The  Children’s  Inn. “The families  who  stay  at  The  Inn are  advancing  medical  research  discoveries  that  result  in the  treatments  of  the  future.”

Since  1990, The  Inn  has  provided  more  than  12,500  children  and  families  from  all  over  the  U.S.  and  86  countries  with  a  free  place  to  stay  while  they  take  part  in  clinical  trials  at  the  NIH.    Children  ranging  in  age  from  infants  to  young  adults  participate  in  studies  for  life-­‐threatening  and  debilitating  diseases  such  as  cancer,  heart,  lung,  blood,  bone  and  growth  disorders,  mental  illness,  rare  genetic  conditions,  and  undiagnosed  diseases. While  the  NIH  takes  care  of  the  child’s  medical  needs,  The  Children’s  Inn  tends  to  the  child’s  heart,  soul  and  spirit  through  a  wide  range  of  therapeutic,  recreational  and  educational  programs.  

“It  is  wonderful to  see  all  these  young  people  coming  out  for  an  important  cause,”  said  Lauren  Stabert,  The  Inn’s  Assistant  Director  of Corporate  Giving  &  Special  Events.    “Together,  we  will  continue  to  be  a  partner  in  pediatric  research  and  medical  discoveries for  the  next  25  years.

The  evening’s  sponsors  include:Eagle  Bank,  Palladian  Partners,  3M  Corporation,  Digicon,  Trade  Center  Management  Associates,  and  Cvent.

For  information  and  tickets,  go  to and follow  the  event using #WINNterAffair.


The  Children’s  Inn  at  NIH is  a  residential  “place  like  home”  for  seriously  ill  children  and  their  families  while  they  are  participating  in  groundbreaking  medical  research  at  the  National  Institutes  of  Health,  the  world’s  leading  biomedical  research  center. Families  come  from  across  the  country  and  around  the  world  to  stay  together  at  The  Inn  –free  of  charge– no  matter  how  long  they  need  to  stay.  The  Inn  gives  kids  a  chance  to  be  kids  and  aims  to  reduce  the burdens of  illness  through  recreational,  therapeutic  and  educational  programming.


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