By Gabe Garcia
On October 26-28 and 31, the Youngstown State University department of nursing will be hosting their Second Annual Haunted Hospital from noon to 3 p.m. in Cushwa Hall in room 2410. The cost to get in is a donation of $1.
Marion Kalasky, the learning resource coordinator of the Nursing Lab, is in charge of putting the Haunted Hospital together.
“We’ve really stepped it up from last year,” Kalasky said. “There are different effects, different stories and a whole lot more creativity! It’s a pretty creepy atmosphere.”
Last year, the nursing department was able to raise $500 for a local children’s hospital. This year they hope to receive the same turnout. This year’s donations will go to the American Cancer Association in regards to men’s health.
“Student Assistance got together to decide where the money should go,” Kalasky said. “Money, usually, is put towards other ventures, but a lot of the time we forget about men’s health, and with November coming up, we wanted to point out the importance of prostate health.”
Many of the nursing students are volunteering to help out with this event, but students from all majors are invited to volunteer.
“This is my first year being involved with the haunted hospital, and it’s crazy how much work needs to be done,” Blake Veglia, a nursing student at YSU, said. “The laughter and excitement of everyone working hard makes the haunted hospital such a success! We’re a very close knit group, and know that there are people out there who are going to significantly benefit from the money we raise.”
The Haunted Hospital will feature an insane asylum, a morgue, the birth of a baby and much more.
“I love scary movies and haunted houses and anything to do with Halloween really,” Matthew Hurley, a freshman at YSU, said. “It definitely sounds like fun, so I might check it out.”
For more information on how to get involved in the Haunted Hospital, contact Marion Kalasky at firstname.lastname@example.org.