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Little heroes getting a big surprise this morning from some real-life superheroes

Dressed as superheroes, police tactical unit officers will rappel down the walls at HSN

The superheroes are back and their coming to a hospital near you ... today! NEO Kids Foundation presents Superheroes for Little Heroes — featuring the Greater Sudbury Police Service Tactical Unit — this morning at 11 a.m.

Officers will be rappelling down the south and centre tower of Ramsey Lake Health Centre to surprise patients on Health Sciences North’s (HSN) pediatric unit and NICU. Dressed as superheroes, the officers will make their way down the building and then greet their little heroes.

The officers will don capes and superhero costumes as they venture out and save the day in true hero fashion. The community is invited to watch the superhero rappel take place outside the main entrance of Ramsey Lake Health Centre at HSN.

Following the rappel, a BBQ will be hosted by NEO Kids Foundation and Marek Hospitality Inc. Donations in support of NEO Kids Foundation are welcome and encouraged. Don’t forget to wear your favorite superhero or Halloween costume.

How can you help? The superheroes need a long rope to make it to the pediatric department. You can make a child’s day by purchasing a foot of rope for just $10. If you show up on the day of the event, you will receive your souvenir piece of rope. Corporations and individuals even have the option to sponsor the event or purchase a corporate hero rope.

“As a kid, being in the hospital is not easy, especially around a holiday,” said Patricia Mills, president of NEO Kids Foundation, in a press release. “Superheroes for Little Heroes will bring a day of fun and excitement to all the patients and staff at HSN, but especially to the children.”

The event’s objective is to entertain the young patients at HSN in the pediatric unit and NICU, as well as those receiving treatment in the NEO Kids clinics and outpatients clinic.

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