The Children’s Inn at NIH provides a free “place like home” for seriously ill children, teens, young adults, and their families as they participate in clinical research studies at the national Institutes of Health. The Inn enhances opportunities for ground- breaking medical discoveries by reducing the burdens of illness through a supportive environment, including educational, recreational, health, and well-being programs.
Since opening its doors in 1990, The Children’s Inn at NIH has served more than 14,500 children, teens, young adults, and their families from all 50 states and 105 countries. Children, teens, and young adults ages 0-29 have participated in 522 clinical research studies, representing advances in treating cancer, bone and growth disorders, mental illness, genetic conditions, and other serious health issues.
The Children’s Inn at NIH is proud to partner with the 15th annual St. Michaels Concours d’ Elegance. Through the efforts of dedicated Inn volunteer Ken Visser, we have been honored to host a car show at The Inn in both 2018 and 2019, where the beautiful and rare collection of vehicles brought joy to the families staying here. From a 1935 Cadillac LaSalle Convertible to Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder X-34, the cars and the generosity of their owners gave the families once-in-a-lifetime opportu- nity. We thank all of you for your generous support as you help us ensure that the day comes when no family has to endure the heartbreak of a seriously ill child, teen, or young adult.