HERO participant Crosby, celebrating with his HERO medal!
Thank you, CHaD HEROES! You made the 15th annual CHaD HERO a heroic event for CHaD kids. When we had to pivot to a virtual event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we knew that many of our supporters would be up for the challenge, but you exceeded even our expectations.
900 participants from 26 states fundraised, hiked, biked, ran, walked, and completed Virtual Quests over 15 days to support the kids and programs at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Thanks to you, we were able to make the virtual CHaD HERO another success and raise over $517,000 for our Child Life Program, Child Advocacy and Protection Program and more.
CHaD HERO participants are all smiles after completing their virtual HERO activities!
2020 Kid HERO Crew
2020 Kid HERO Crew
For this year’s 15th annual CHaD HERO, 10 outstanding Kid HEROES inspired and encouraged our HERO community by sharing their CHaD stories, creating art and videos, judging our Costume Contest entries, and speaking at our Virtual CHaD HERO Celebration. Our Kid HERO Crew also participated in unique ways raising thousands of dollars for CHaD programs and services. Kid HERO Shannon ran her fastest 5K, Owen walked the neighborhood with his mom and Jasper spent a few days backpacking through the White Mountains with his dad!
2020 CHaD HERO Highlights
- We honored Joanna Grossman Miller with the HERO Legacy Award at our Virtual CHaD HERO Day Celebration. This year marked her 15th CHaD HERO. She has participated in every event since the beginning. Congratulations and thank you, Joanna!
- Despite the unique virtual format of this year’s HERO, our Food Committee rallied their friends and family to create the Food Tent Faithfuls team. They hosted their own Virtual Quest workout class and raised over $9,000. It was an incredible show of support during a challenging year.
- Thanks to Hanover Brick and Brew – Ramunto’s, top youth fundraisers received Ramunto’s gift certificates to enjoy some post-event pizza!
Your fundraising dollars support critical programs and services at CHaD
Be on the lookout 2021 CHaD HERO details at CHaDHERO.org. Registration opens April 28 on National Superhero Day!
HERO committee members participating in the 2020 virtual CHaD HERO!