Kids Need More hosted its 7th annual Halloween Party on Oct. 27, 2019. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Kids Need More, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families, and young adults coping with cancer and life threatening illnesses, held its seventh annual Halloween Party at The American Legion Post in Lindenhurst on Oct. 27.

Among the more than 200 attendees were people struggling with life-threatening
illness. They were treated a day with smoking cauldrons, decorations, light show, face painters, photo booth, spooky fizzy drink station, food, and the spectacular DJ Eddie Orihuela spinning the music while the kids and their families enjoyed games,
prizes and lots of fun together. The hall was generously donated by the American Legion.

“That is what it’s all about serving the community, giving a place where people can come together and celebrate life,” Commander Victor Diaz said, 

The Halloween Party was free of charge, just like all Kids Need More programs and services that are provided year round thanks to the generous donations of wonderful caring individuals and businesses and the support of dedicated volunteers.

“I knew we were doing something very important and special, but I didn’t realize just how incredibly important and special until I was on the receiving side of our services,” said Melissa Firmes, president of Kids Need More, a cancer survivor herself. “The children and families that we have helped for so many years were there for me and it brings me great joy to see first hand how powerful events like this are where caring loving people are there for each other.”

For more information, contact John Ray [email protected] 631-747-5518.

Johnny Ray from Kids Need More. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jeanine Spencer from the Spencer Foundation. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Eddie Orihuela from Kids Need More. (Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
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