Join us for Superhero Day 2023!
Not all heroes wear capes, but on April 28, the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation and UPMC in Central Pa. will come together to celebrate UPMC Children's Harrisburg during Superhero Day!
Our way of recognizing the world-class facility at UPMC Children's Harrisburg, Superhero Day gives staff and patients throughout UPMC in Central Pa. the opportunity to give, get, or donate a cape to a patient that is waking up in the hospital or being seen at one of our offsite locations on Superhero Day. From our strong patients facing illnesses and injuries, and passionate parent advocates, to our compassionate staff and world-class innovators, we are excited to honor all our superheroes.
Whether you choose to give a cape, get a cape, or make a donation of any amount, your contribution is making a difference for pediatric patients in need. By supporting Superhero Day, you will be supporting the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Brooks Schiffman Pediatric Fund, a fund that provides invaluable resources to UPMC in Central Pa. pediatric patients who require special care, treatments, therapeutic equipment, transportation, and medical bills. When you make a donation, you are allowing the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation to provide a child in the hospital with a cape.
So consider getting a cape for yourself, your patients, colleagues, friends, and family!
Wear your cape at work on Friday, April 28, in honor of our UPMC Children’s Harrisburg heroes!
Cape sales end on April 14, 2023.
I Want To Be Involved!
UPMC in Central Pa. employees can make a donation of $10 or more to receive a branded adult cape that you can wear proudly on April 28 – Superhero Day. All employees at UPMC in Central Pa. that have a branded cape are allowed to wear their cape to work.** Cape sales end at midnight on April 14.
If you are a UPMC in Central Pa. staff member, choose whether you want to GET an adult-sized cape for yourself or a colleague or choose to GIVE a youth-sized cape to one of our inpatients on Superhero Day. Upon placing your order, select your location for pick-up of your adult-sized capes. Please note that when you elect to donate, you are allowing the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation to provide a child in the hospital with a cape.
Not a UPMC in Central Pa. employee? Patients and community members can support Superhero Day by donating a cape, directly supporting the Brooks Schiffman Pediatric Fund and local pediatric patients in need.
Don’t Want A Cape?
Not feeling your inner superhero? That’s ok, you can instead choose to give a cape to one of our superhero patients staying with us at UPMC Children’s or you can make a donation of any amount to Superhero Day. Your donation will support the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation Brooks Schiffman Pediatric Fund, a fund that provides invaluable resources to UPMC in Central Pa. pediatric patients who require special care, treatments, therapeutic equipment, transportation, and medical bills.
How Will I Get My Cape?
When you place your order, you will elect which of the 7 UPMC in Central Pa. hospital locations to pick up your cape within a specified time frame from April 24 - April 27. Any capes you ordered for patients will be distributed by our Children's teams. Capes will also be available for sale at the main patient and staff entrance at UPMC Harrisburg on:
- April 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m
What Will Happen During Superhero Day On April 28?
On Friday, April 28, we’ll celebrate Superhero Day 2023 by wearing our capes to work in recognition of all the incredible UPMC Children’s Harrisburg superheroes!
At 1:30 p.m., we’re asking those that are able, no matter where you are throughout UPMC in Central Pa., to gather for a group photo in your capes.
We’ll also spend the day at UPMC Harrisburg celebrating our superhero patients with very special window washers, and a guest appearance by Will M. Sport from UPMC Williamsport. Please note, these are employee and patient-based activities and are not open to the public.
- 8 a.m. - 10. a.m. → Cape sales at the staff and patient entrance at UPMC Harrisburg
- 8:30 am → Capes distributed to inpatients
- 9:30 a.m. descent 1, 10:30 a.m. descent 2 → Superhero Window Washers visit UPMC Children's Harrisburg
- 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. → Inpatient Unit Meet and Greet (For patients and UPMC Children's staff only)
- 11:30 a.m. → Superhero Walk-through of the Children's unit (For patients and UPMC Children's staff only)
- 1:30 p.m. → Group Photo for all UPMC Harrisburg staff in the breezeway at UPMC Harrisburg
- 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. → Will M. Sport visits Children's Specialty Services in Lemoyne and CCP Harrisburg (For patients and Children's Specialty Services staff only)
**REMINDER: Employees may wear capes when possible, within their job role's dress code. Remember to maintain infection control and patient safety; adhere to department-specific guidelines; maintain a clean and neat professional appearance; and observe any other dress code policy provisions. Your department director has the final authority regarding dress in your department. And, as always, wear your UPMC ID badge properly.
Share Your Photos Using #UPMCSuperheroes
Post your Superhero Day photos on Yammer on April 28 to show your support and don't forget to use the hashtag #UPMCSuperheroes (Please follow UPMC social media guidelines and don’t post photos of patients.) You can also email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on our Facebook page. A reminder that all staff within the clinical setting (inpatient and outpatient) must wear a mask for photos.