In February 2017, a few members of our Civilian Health leadership team had the honor of receiving a tour of The Children's Inn at NIH. The Children’s Inn at NIH provides free lodging—and so much more—to over 1,500 children that stay there each year while participating in clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Inn provides not only free lodging, but also meals, more than 1,300 hours of educational, recreational and therapeutic programming each year—things like homework help, field trips to the monuments in DC and even summer camp for children that could never otherwise attend—all while enabling families to develop friendships and learn from others who know what it’s like to seek the promise of hope or a cure for a seriously ill child.
We were so moved by the work of The Inn and immediately began thinking of how we could help this incredible organization. Forming a team to run the Marine Corps Marathon 10K in support of The Inn is one of our first steps and we hope you are able to join us in this event, either as a runner or through your donation. Thank you!