Super Heroes aren’t just in comic books and on movie screens. There are a whole passel of ‘em over at Children’s Health. But unlike their fictional counterparts, these good guys and gals aren’t battling The Joker, Lex Luthor or Black Widow. They’re duking it out with childhood illnesses.
To help these young patients and their adult supporters, Children’s is honoring them with Cape Day this week. Starting Thursday, capes will be distributed at Children’s Dallas and Plano campuses to patients.
It’s simple to join the Super Hero celebration and become a member of the Red Balloon League. It just takes a $20-donation for a cape. But if you want to be a super-duper type, here are some other opportunities:
- 5 capes will provide 15 masks used in one surgery, five asthma management devices, 950 feet of bandages for the Plano and Dallas ER and one week’s worth of new art supplies for patients.
- 25 capes will provide 12.5 hours of language interpretation, youth sports physicals for community teams, lab materials for pediatric cancer research and one month’s supply of new toys for Dallas campus playroom
- 50 capes will provide two kids to be sent to medically-oriented camp, a car seat specialized for medical needs, 100 flu tests for our School-Based Telehealth program and three months-worth of dog food and treats for Pet Therapy dogs
But the Cape action doesn’t end Thursday! Originally scheduled for later Thursday, Bash on the Boardwalk will take place on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., when you can wear (or purchase if you haven’t already) a cape and take part in the discounts and activities taking place at Boardwalk at Granite Park restaurants (The Biscuit Bar, Chip’s, Edith’s, Fork and Fire, Good Union, Pearl Cup Sip, Union Bear) and companies (presenting sponsor Bank of Texas, Bioworld, Granite, Lantower Residential, Park Place Dealership, Plano ISD Council of PTAs, Santeka). You can register ahead of time here.
BTW, 100% of cape proceeds will help fund efforts that go above and beyond for Children’s patients.
* Graphic courtesy of Children's Medical Center Foundation