Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 24, 2012
While the news and speculation about Batman being pulled over by local Maryland county police has been extensively covered by national news outlets, the complete story of the Caped Crusader’s run-in with the law has not been known until now. Batman left his underground cave last Wednesday to travel to Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC to visit with children with cancer and other serious illnesses as part Hope for Henry’s annual Superhero Celebrations.
The Dark Knight joined Wonder Woman and Spiderman at Georgetown where their superhero powers comforted children fighting life-threatening illnesses.
“Fortunately, the FAA did not intercept Wonder Woman's invisible plane and Peter Parker was able to swing ‘under the radar’ to get to the hospital without being accosted,” said Laurie Strongin, Executive Director of Hope for Henry. “Once local law enforcement understood Batman's critical mission they were quick to get him on his way.”
The kids visited by Batman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman – hematology/oncology inpatients and outpatients being treated at Georgetown - enjoyed their time with the superheroes, and were treated to time in the Batmobile; gifts of superhero toys and books; caricatures of themselves posed as superheroes; superhero photo booth pictures; and much, much more.
The superheroes return to Washington, DC on Monday, March 26, at 10:30 am to spend time with pediatric cancer patients at Hope for Henry’s Superhero Celebration at Children’s National Medical Center.
About Hope for Henry
Hope for Henry Foundation (HFH) improves the lives of children with cancer and other serious illnesses by providing carefully-chosen gifts, like iPads, and specially-designed programs, like in-hospital birthday parties, to entertain and promote comfort, care, and recovery. To date, Hope for Henry Foundation has served more than 5,500 children at hospitals primarily in Washington, DC.
Hope for Henry brings smiles and laughter, hope and magic into the lives of these children and their families. The organization was founded almost 10 years ago to honor the legacy of Henry Strongin Goldberg, who died at age seven of a rare, fatal disease. Henry’s struggles were featured in a New York Time Magazine cover story in 2001, and more recently chronicled in a best-selling memoir, Saving Henry, penned by Henry’s mother and executive director of Hope for Henry, Laurie Strongin.