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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Make a Difference wear a cape on #CapeDayATL


This is DJ. He spent six months in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) after he accidently swallowed engine cleaning material. He and the other children who spend time recovering from accidents and being treated for illnesses are truly heroes with challenges many of us will (thankfully) never experience. During his stay, DJ donned various superhero capes to give him courage on the rough days of treatment and being away from his family for so long.

On November 8th DJ will be showing just how powerful he is by demolishing a 19 story building. To help build his confidence, CHOA is asking people across Atlanta to wear their own superhero capes in honor of DJ on Friday, November 7th. On Cape Day DJ and all of the children at CHOA will be surprised by the photos of people across Atlanta wearing the capes.
This is truly exciting, I’d love to be a fly on the wall when the kids get to see all of the pictures. What a simple way to bring joy to children who are facing challenging times!

How can you show your support on Cape Day?
On Cape Day, our goal is to surprise and delight DJ and the hundreds of kids in our hospitals with photos that show the Atlanta community wearing capes in their honor.
1.     Wear a cape to support kids and show DJ and all the patients at Children’s you support them.
    • Host a cape making party in your classroom or at your office, and wear a cape on Cape Day.

2.     Post your own cape day photos using #CapeDayATL on social media to show your    support for DJ and other superhero patients like him.
    • Let students or employees show off their capes by hosting a parade or walk through the cafeteria or around the football field Nov. 7.
    • Help us find your photos by tagging them with #CapeDayATL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and/or tagging our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

3.     Make a donation in honor of DJ and all the superheroes like him.

I hope you decide to participate in Cape Day. This is a wonderful and easy way to make a difference in the lives of children!


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