The Georgia team came out to support the children and families of Jerusalem House for their private cookout and party. Green Lantern, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Storm, and Iron Patriot arrived with boxes of superhero themed toys, books, and stickers to give away. Due to the nature of the charity and this event, limited photography was permitted.
Special thanks to our out-of-costume support from Jo Arellanes and Eric Ward.
And EXTRA special thanks to our Heroes Alliance supporters who reached into their hearts and wallets to donate the gifts our costumed heroes gave away: John Sazaklis, Lila Cooperider, KT Hunter, and Tabitha Johnson.
It was a group effort, proving that you don’t need a cape and mask to help out those in need. To learn more about this great charity, visit http://www.jerusalemhouse.org/.
Heroes Alliance Ohio returned once more to help out the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the 2014 Columbus Walk For Wishes, newly moved to Arch Park in downtown Columbus. Iron Man, Gambit, Rogue, Wolverine, Doctor Fate, Nightwing, Shazam and Supergirl were on hand to meet and cheer on the friends and families of children who had been recipients of a Wish from Make-A-Wish, along with those who helped raise money for them.
The heroes met with many of the wish families, cheered walkers on as the walk began, and greeted and congratulated them upon their return. The team has had a great time supporting Make-A-Wish with their Walk for Wishes, and it will certainly not be the last time they do so.
Special thanks to Aaron Einhorn for out-of-costume support and for picture taking for the event.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation exists to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Last year, over 850 wishes were granted by the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana offices. The Foundation is supported through local donations from individuals, corporations, small businesses, civic organizations, churches, schools, social and service clubs, fund-raising events, memorial contributions, foundations, and pay-roll deduction programs as well as their own special events. You can learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at http://www.makeawishohio.org/
Professional photographer and Heroes Alliance Georgia member, Dru Phillips, organized a charity art show with proceeds going to our charity partner, the Coralwood School. Featuring both paintings and photography with a superhero theme, the children of Coralwood and local artists came to hang out with Batman, Wonder Woman, Storm, Spider-Man, and Captain America!
It’s always great when art and charity can come together and the teams looks forward to more events like this in the future!
July 4th The Heroes Alliance – Colorado Team helped the community of Highlands Ranch celebrate our Nation’s birthday by participating in the Highlands Ranch Community 4th of July Parade. The event began at 9:00 am with floats, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, community groups, local law enforcement, fire fighters and many, many others traveling the mile and half route down and around Highlands Ranch Parkway. The HA team on hand included Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Captain America, Wolverine, Iron Man and (in his first appearance) Green Arrow. Also on hand were Samantha Mask who expertly drove the “Hero-mobile” and Jason Wall who subbed for our usual photographer (and did an outstanding job)! A special thank you to the Highlands Ranch Community Association for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful event!
On Saturday June 14th, the “Walking with Superheroes” fashion and charity event to benefit pediatric cancer research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital was held at COSI. The event was to celebrate the courage and strength of local children who were cancer patients who had managed to overcome the odds. The children were the stars of the event but were nervous, so their favorite heroes were there to guide them.
A team was assembled from the Heroes Alliance, featuring Spider-Man, Supergirl, Superman, Iron Man, and the X-men’s Gambit, Rogue and Wolverine, where they were met by Batman, the Hulk, Wonder Woman, Cyclops, and the Ninja Turtles. Together the two teams took pictures with patrons and led the children to their time in the spot light.
Special thanks to Shawn Holloway of Flash Superhero Photography for out-of-costume support and picture taking for the event.
Walking with Superheroes began a few years ago as a small idea and has grown into an event that celebrates and commends a child’s strength, journey and continued fight against childhood cancer! Walking with Superheroes allows Central Ohio to honor and benefit medical staff, families, adult survivors and these children in an enjoyable, uplifiting and inspiring way, The feature of this event is a fashion show where the models are true Superheroes themselves, children that have battled and prevailed over cancer! These children grace the runway in new clothing and shoes sponsored by area businesses all while raising money to benefit childhood cancer research!
Heroes Alliance Ohio was on hand for to help out at the 2014 Cincinnati Walk For Wishes on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Supergirl flew solo to meet and cheer on the friends and families of children who had been recipients of a Wish from Make-A-Wish, along with those who helped raise money for them and to congratulate all the walkers upon their return. This only the latest of many times that Heroes Alliance Ohio has been able to support Make-A-Wish with one of their Walk for Wishes, and it will certainly not be the last.
Special thanks to Stephen Blanzaco for out-of-costume support and for picture taking for the event.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation exists to grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The Foundation is supported through local donations from individuals, corporations, small businesses, civic organizations, churches, schools, social and service clubs, fund-raising events, memorial contributions, foundations, and pay-roll deduction programs as well as their own special events. You can learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at http://www.makeawishohio.org/
Fernbank Museum Superhero Day 2014
One of the great community events the Georgia team does every year is Superhero Day (held every Father’s Day) at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History!
The hero roster this year included Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Robin, Green Lantern, Raven, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Storm, and even a brief cameo by Spider-Man! Music, fun, costumes, and superhero autographs—what better way to spend a Father’s Day!
Father’s Day Reading Party
Batman and Captain America were invited back to Penfield Children’s Center in Milwaukee for their Father’s Day reading event. It was a superhero theme as kids and families arrived for dinner and made their own awesome superhero capes! When everyone was finished, they suited up and met up with Batman and Captain America to read some dad-themed books.
Penfield Children’s Center, located in Milwaukee, WI, is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to help infants and young children with and without disabilities reach their full potential through education, therapy services and family programs. More information about the Penfield Children’s Center can be found at www.penfieldchildren.org
Special Olympics Send-Off Ceremony
On Saturday, June 14, 2014 the Pennsylvania chapter of the Heroes Alliance participated in the Special Olympics Send-Off Ceremony. Supergirl and Captain America helped welcome and cheer on the athletes. The athletes arrived in Philadelphia for the celebration and were then shuttled by police escort to New Jersey to participate in the games. Many photos were taken with our superheroes along with great conversations. Philadelphia Mayor Nutter was also in attendance along with local law enforcement, 76ers NBA Rookie of the Year, local media, 76ers cheerleaders and beauty queen Miss Philadelphia. A great time was had by all.
American Cancer Society Relay for Like 2014
On Friday night, 6/5/2014, Batman and Black Widow of the Pennsylvania Branch of the Heroes Alliance took part in the Relay for Life Cancer walk, at Washington Lake Park in Sewell, NJ . The event is an annual all night camp out, at which the walkers participate in group activities all night. There was a large turn out of cancer survivors, family members, and friends. It was a great event, and everyone loved that the Heroes Alliance volunteers were there. Many photos were taken with the Heroes. Special thanks to Miguel Melendez of Future Photography by M3.