WOW! POW! Superheroes visit little heroes at HSN

Dressed as superheroes, Sudbury police rappelled down HSN to greet little heroes.

NEO Kids Foundation presented Superheroes for Little Heroes featuring the Greater Sudbury Police Service Tactical Unit Monday, Oct. 30.

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

Officers rappelled down the south and centre tower of Ramsey Lake Health Centre to surprise patients. Dressed as superheroes, the officers greeted little heroes in attendance.

The rappel was followed by a barbecue outside the main entrance of Ramsey Lake Health Centre. People were asked to purchase a foot of rope for the superheroes at the cost of $10 with proceeds going to NEO Kids.

“As a kid, being in the hospital is not easy, especially around a holiday,” said Patricia Mills, president of NEO Kids Foundation. “Superheroes for Little Heroes brings a day of fun and excitement to all the patients and staff at HSN, but especially to the children. What better time to do that than around Halloween, a holiday that is meant to be fun?”

“It is great to be able to make Superheroes for Little Heroes an annual event in our community. Not only do we get to work collaboratively with one of our community partners, Health Sciences North, but we also get to support such a worthy and impactful foundation, NEO Kids,” said Paul Pedersen, chief of the Greater Sudbury Police Service.

“The youth of this community are the future of this community and any opportunity to have positive interactions and build meaningful relationships with our youth, is an opportunity we embrace.”

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