National Superhero Day will kick off a weekend of super causes as local cape maker, Everfan, partners with Hands On Thomas County and the Be Dave Brave foundation to highlight the heroic work of local citizens.
HOTC’s Hands On Heroes Award Winners, along with other heroes nominated throughout the community by people like you, will receive Superhero Recognition Bags on National Superhero Day, Thursday, April 28, complete with a custom cape, and prizes from local restaurants, salons, and other vendors, along with a ticket to the Superhero Bash. Proceeds from the Supehero Recognition Bags benefit Hands on Thomas County.
“Hands On Thomas County and Everfan found a natural partnership in our appreciation of everyday heroes – folks who make a difference, big and small, in other people’s lives and in their community. That’s the whole premise behind volunteering which is, of course, HOTC’s main focus,” says Angela Kiminas, Executive Director of Hands on Thomas County.
Superhero Recognition Bags are designed to be a small thank you to people who serve our community in big ways, but may go unnoticed. It’s also just a nice way to recognize people who make a difference in our everyday lives, and let them know how much they mean to us — whether it’s a volunteer, employee, boss, friend, or loved one. The deadline for purchasing bags is April 18. The bags can be purchased for $20 from Everfan (229-234-1222). You can download an order form here.
“We had so much fun delivering bags last year and recognizing some of our unsung heroes that we decided to beef it up this year. We will have a superhero training course for kids, along with other superhero games and crafts,” says Scott Chastain, owner of Everfan.
A Superhero Bash will take place on Friday, April 29 from 6-9 pm at Studio 209. The event will include live music by Ozell Road, local BBQ by Bigun’s BBQ Boys, a Superhero training course, a DIY Cape Station, and much more. Proceeds from the Superhero Bash will go to the Be Dave Brave Foundation. $5.00 donations will be accepted at the door.
The Be Brave Dave Foundation will host a 5K/10K Superhero run on Saturday, April 30. The foundation was founded by April Waldron after her 31-year-old husband, David Waldron AKA Super Dave, died from brain cancer in 2014. The foundation’s mission is “to support individuals and families’ fight against brain cancer and other various cancers through promoting awareness, providing education, offering encouragement, and sharing laughter.”
“When faced with each new challenge, David showed great strength and bravery and wanted his journey to inspire and empower others,” Waldron says. “David used the phrase, ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,’ in one of his blogs. This phrase has continued to be an encouragement as we build our organization.”
To build on the success of last year’s 5K, the Be Dave Brave Foundation has added a 10K and 1 mile fun run. For more information, click here.
Hands On Thomas County is honored to be included in this partnership!