The Pennsylvania branch of the Heroes Alliance joined the Lehigh Valley Zoo for their Season Opening Event on Saturday April 5, 2014. Captain America, Black Widow, Catwoman, Robin and Superman were on hand to greet children and their families. The HA team had a great time supporting the community and animal education. Special thanks to Green House Photography and Photos and Designs by Piera for photographing our event and to everyone for braving the harsh winds and dropping temperatures.
To learn more about the Lehigh Valley Zoo and their dedication to animals and the community, please visit their website: http://lvzoo.org/
The Wisconsin crew reported for a second straight year at the Milwaukee Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The heroes greeted kids and their families as they entered the Bradley Center for the walk. Teams gathered for the opening ceremonies and enjoyed the entertainment and prizes that fell by parachute from the ceiling. Teams were then dismissed to walk the route and continue to hang out with the heroes. The event raised over $218,000 and counting for Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks seeks to raise awareness of autism, unite the community, and fund research to help find the missing pieces of the puzzle. The Walk Now for Autism Speaks is the organization’s largest fundraising event each year with walks taking place across the country.
For more information about Autism Speaks, visitwww.autismspeaks.org
Special thanks to Clare Young for wonderful photography and Rachel Ballard and Erin Wilson for incredible out of costume support!
Trey is a young man, at the age of eight years old, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. The friendly neighborhood Batman was informed about Trey’s condition and that he loves superheroes, and put out the call for heroes to come surprise Trey for his birthday. The Heroes Alliance Ohio team responded, and joining Batman were Spider-Man, the Human Torch, Superman and Iron Man.
Trey was surprised by the heroes during the party, and while at first he was quite nervous about meeting his heroes, he couldn’t hide his excitement and hugged every hero he could. The heroes met him outside his home, and after about a half an hour of fun (during which Trey went to get the other neighborhood kids so they could meet the heroes as well), he went back inside to unwrap his gifts – and the heroes went back to their respective universes.
Thanks to Carolyn Cutri for photography for the event.
CASA Superhero Fun Run 2014
One of the Georgia team’s favorite annual events, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Superhero Run, was another hit! A team from the Justice League came down to cheer the kids (and kids-at-heart!) who came out in their favorite superhero outfit to run for this great cause.
Batman, Green Lantern, and The Flash were thrilled to meet their tiny counterparts and cheer them on as they crossed the finish line at super speed!
Special thanks to HA photographer, Dru Phillips.
To learn more about CASA, visit http://www.casaforchildren.org./
All Children’s Hospital
Heroes Alliance Central FL West paid a visit to All Children’s Hospital on February 19th to visit with the patients and their families. Spider-Man, Iron Fist, Thor, Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Bat Girl and Batman all showed up to answer the call. There were so many smiling faces from the kids, their families and even the doctors and nurses on staff. They are the real heroes and we appreciate all they do.
On Saturday February 15th, Heroes Alliance Central FL West helped out Build-A-Bear in brandon with their Super Hero / Princess weekend. The kids and families were able to meet with some of their favorite heroes and get to know them a little better.
A special thank you to Build-A-Bear for donating a few Super Hero bears to us.
Visit to the Childhood League Center
The Childhood League Center is a preschool near Nationwide Childrens’ Hospital that provides preschool and special needs services to children from the ages of 18 months to 6 years old. Most of the enrolled children have special needs. Each year, a group of volunteers plan several activities throughout the year to enrich the students’ learning experience and provide respite for the caregivers. On Saturday, February 22, 2014, the volunteers offered a day of care for the children and to provide respite for the caregivers of these children. The members of the Heroes Alliance Ohio were invited out to take part in this day and to help brighten up the day for the children.
Batgirl, Captain America, Green Arrow, Green Lantern and Spider-Man were overjoyed to be able to go and visit with the children in their classrooms, getting to see the activities they were involved in, and to share hugs and high-fives with the kids.
Special thanks to Stephen Blanzaco and Rick Merola for out-of-costume support and photography.
Founded in 1945 by a group of visionary women, The Childhood League champions educational opportunities for all children. The Childhood League Center, located in downtown Columbus across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, provides a broad range of early childhood educational programs and therapeutic services for children from birth to age 6 in an inclusive environment.
With generous support from the League, individuals and companies in the community, the Center is committed to providing the best possible early learning opportunities for children with and without special needs through a combination of home-based and Center-based programming. To learn more about the Childhood League Center and the Childhood League, visit http://www.childhoodleague.org/
Heroes Alliance Meets Ninja Dorian
On Saturday, February 15th, HA Colorado had the amazing honor of being part of a very special day for a little boy who is nothing short of a real hero.
Dorian, or “Ninja Dorian” as he is known as Casper, Wyoming’s own superhero, took a break from helping others and fighting his cancer to celebrate an early birthday. Eight members of HA Colorado made the trek up to Casper to help Dorian, his family, friends and all his fans make a memorable birthday. Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Wolverine, Impulse, Rogue, Guy Gardner and Captain America joined forces with Dorian to make sure everyone had a great time. HA Colorado would like to thank everyone in HA who send photos, gifts and other donations for Dorian. If you would like to learn a little more about this amazing young man, check out his page at https://www.facebook.com/NinjaDorian
Focus Valentine’s With Characters
One of the Georgia team’s favorite regular events, Valentine’s With Character, was another hit! The kids of FOCUS got to hang out with Supergirl, Batman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Spider-Woman, and Thor! The superheroes also came with prints to sign on top of filling out the kids’ scavenger hunt-style autograph notebook. Some of the superheroes even managed some play time with the action figures!
In a sad bit of irony, The Flash figure’s leg was broken.
FOCUS is such a great partner for HA Georgia and the team can’t wait to come out next year! To learn more about FOCUS, go to http://www.focus-ga.org/.