"Inn It for the Kids" : Musical Performance to Support Families with Rare Disease Children

Posted by Eric Gold on Jul 11, 2014 1:51:00 PM

Fisher BioServices is proud to be one of the sponsors for Inn it for the Kids II, a benefit event for the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where families can stay at no cost while children are in treatment.



The NIH is one of the largest biomedical research facilities in the world, attracting patients from dozens of different countries. Especially for individuals with rare diseases, the NIH is one of only a few research institutions that offer certain patients a chance not only for a diagnosis but of treatment and, eventually, a cure. Because of this, many of the visitors to the NIH are children with rare diseases, illnesses, and genetic disorders, and after they have traveled so far, they and their parents need a place to rest that will meet their unique needs.

This is what the Children's Inn at NIH provides. The Inn opened 24 years ago, and serves to make the children and their families as comfortable as possible after the stress of both the journey and the hospital experience, providing a home away from home and the added bonus of a supportive community. The emotional support and psychological comfort provided by this service has proven to be an invaluable addition to the overall treatment of the children.

Fisher BioServices' first "Inn it for the Kids" was a great success, and Inn it for the Kids II is raising funds for the Children's Inn in the same slightly unconventional way—with metal music and tattoos. Doors open at 5pm on July 26th, at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland, and the event will feature musical performances by the areas' best ( see the poster for the line-up). The event includes an opportunity for tattooing, provided by a special guest tattoo artist you might have seen on TV. Entry requires a $10 donation, and all proceeds will be given to the Children's Inn.

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