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

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BETHESDA, Maryland (January 20, 2015) – Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Children’s Inn at NIH at 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 http://bit.ly/1AWuy6L and follow the event using #WINNterAffair.

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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.