The Hero Project Launches 'Capes for Kids', Turns Pediatric Patients Into Superheroes

We know heroes come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but the one thing they all have in common is that extra "something special" that launches them to superhero status. The Hero Project – a group of eight local women who came together looking for a way to make a difference in our community – has partnered with us at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent to launch 'Capes for Kids'.  'Capes for Kids' is a new one-of-a-kind program that empowers pediatric inpatients at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent to be discharged feeling like superheroes.

The Hero Project team walked room-to-room yesterday handing out the first batch of super capes to kids who are each fighting their own health battles. Check out the Fox 59 story at:

Any patient that is 2 years of age or older that stays the night as an inpatient at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent will be given a free cape, donated through the Capes for Kids program, by one of our Child Life Specialists.

Donations of capes will be made on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The Hero Project accepts monetary and cape donations, and has an online ordering system to purchase custom super capes – all purchases support the 'Capes for Kids' initiative. For more information about The Hero Project and how to support 'Capes for Kids', visit