What is Cape Day?

First introduced in 2014, Cape Day is an annual tradition held in October that encourages the community to honor and celebrate the superhero patients battling illnesses and injuries at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Every day, our patients fight obstacles and face challenges that most of us could never imagine. Like the athletes we admire as superheroes on the field, our patients suit up each day, prepared to give it their all to defeat illnesses and injuries. We wear the cape in honor of them.

This year, Georgia Institute of Technology Athletics and Adidas are flipping the traditional superhero storyline as the Yellow Jacket community comes together to support Cape Day 2019 and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Many kids look up to football student-athletes as heroes in their lives, but on Oct. 4, the Yellow Jackets are honoring the superheroes at Children's who are fighting illnesses and injuries every single day.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta wouldn't be the community it is without countless “teams” of all shapes and sizes – from families and friends, nurses and child life specialists, donors and neighborhood groups – who work hard to ensure every patient feels like an MVP, even when they're down. On Friday, Oct. 4 and all week long, Atlanta is invited to come together as Team Cape Day to cheer on Children's.

How Can I Get Involved?

We all know someone we can wear a cape for. Children's is encouraging its patients, employees, schools, organizations and communities across the state of Georgia to wear capes on Friday, Oct. 4 for Cape Day 2019.

To support this year's Cape Day:

  • Buy or sponsor a Children's Cape for $20 to show your support for our superhero patients.
  • Wear a cape on Cape Day to show your support of all the patients at Children's.
  • Cheer on Children's in the weeks leading up to Oct. 4 by sharing videos showing support for your MVP and all of Children's superhero patients using #CapeDayATL and #TeamCapeDay.
  • Post your #CapeDayATL photos on social media on Oct. 4 to show your support for our superhero patients.

Cape Day in the community

Invite your community to join us in celebrating and honoring our superhero patients. 

  • Fundraise: By incorporating fundraising activities into your Cape Day festivities, you can further honor our superhero patients and help Children’s carry out our mission to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Print and mail the form along with your collected donations to Laura Brogan University Office Park – Dartmouth Building 3395 NE Expressway, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30341. 

Download the Cape Day form

  • Make a cape: Host a cape-making party at your business, in the classroom, or with your family and friends.
  • Wear a cape: Show the kids at Children’s you support them by wearing your cape on Oct. 4.
  • Show us your cape: Post your Cape Day photos using #CapeDayATL on social media to show everyone your support for our superhero patients.

Cape Day at work

Even businesses and corporations can celebrate and honor our superhero patients on Cape Day.

  • Fundraise: Invite your employees to wear a cape and jeans on Cape Day with a $5 donation.
  • Give capes: Purchase capes for a group of patients at Children’s so they can flaunt their superhero style on Cape Day.
  • Share with your customers: Offer discounts to your customers who wear a cape on Cape Day or make a donation to Children’s for every one who does.

Cape Day at school

Schools are great places to celebrate and honor our superhero patients on Cape Day.

  • Nominate a Cape Day Ambassador: A Cape Day Ambassador is a student who helps other kids and understands the importance of kindness, putting others before yourself and giving back. 
  • Fundraise: Hold a penny drive to help purchase capes for a group of our superhero patients so they have capes to wear on Cape Day, too. Print and mail the form along with your collected donations to Laura Brogan, University Office Park – Dartmouth Building, 3395 NE Expressway, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341. 

Print this form and mail in with your Cape Day donation

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