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Halloween Candy Drive

Got Extra Halloween Candy? Send It to the Troops!

For parents looking for an alternative to their children consuming excessive amounts of candy at Halloween while engaging in a community service project, the Duke Children’s Healthy Lifestyles Program is accepting Halloween candy in an effort to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to our troops overseas.

 “The Halloween candy drive is a great way for parents to participate in a community service project with their kids while showing our troops we support them back home,” said Sarah Armstrong, MD, Director of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program.

Halloween candy may be dropped off at the Duke Health Center located at 4020 North Roxboro Street in Durham [Get Directions] from Friday, November 2 through Thanksgiving. Children who participate will receive a special certificate in honor of their donation.

The Healthy Lifestyles Program at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center is committed to promoting positive lifestyles and reducing obesity in children and adolescents. Visit us on the web for more information.


Kids encouraged to donate candy [video abc11.com]