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.