Kids in Capes benefit rasies money for NICK Foundation

2013-09-11T19:45:00Z 2013-09-11T23:54:04Z Kids in Capes benefit rasies money for NICK FoundationDiane Poulton Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 11, 2013 7:45 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Tim Fealy, organizer of Saturday’s Kids in Capes Fun Walk/Run, believes children bravely batting cancer and their families are life’s real superheroes.

"Most kids think of the superheros they see in the movies or on television,” Fealy said. "But for us, they are little kids fighting cancer who show more strength and courage than any superhero. This event celebrates that strength and courage.”

The young cancer warriors take over the Lake County Fairgrounds at 4 p.m. when Hometown Happenings hosts “Kids in Capes,” a benefit for the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation.

Fealy leads Hometown Happenings, a community-based group which develops and sponsors event in Crown Point.

Unlike other charitable walks, this event allows the youngsters who participate to fight "villains" along the course, Fealy said. There are also challenges and obstacles along the way for them to test their skills.

After completing their tasks and battling the villains, the youngsters return  to the pavilion, which for the day, will be transformed into the “Hall of Heroes." There they can meet and be photographed with their favorite comic book superheroes courtesy of Costumers with a Cause.

HGS Music and DJ Donnie will provide live music and entertainment, there will be vendors and Whole Foods and Carriage Court Pizza will provide light snacks.

Through Friday, registration is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. A limited number of cotton shirts may be available at the event. Event day registration is $25 for all ages. For further information or to register online, visit www.HometownHappenings.net.

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