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Superheroes bring message of summer safety

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Patient with superhero

With the flash of a cape and hoisting of a shield, the superheroes of the El Karubah Shriners’ Nomad Unit brought a message of fun and safety to the patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport this summer. Traveling from their secret headquarters in central Louisiana, masked heroes, including Mr. Incredible, Captain America, Spiderman and Bumblebee greeted patients while distributing materials relating to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Superheroes of Summer Safety program.

Designed to help reduce summer injuries in children, the program involves a series of safety tips to help keep kids safe during typical summer activities. With a mission to help kids stay safe, the Nomad superheroes also succeeded in accomplishing a key objective: to bring smiles to children receiving care.

“As superheroes, it is our mission to help show patients how they can become superheroes of summer safety by following a few simple precautions” said Captain America (a.k.a Junior Hebron of the El Karubah Nomad Unit). “But just being here to greet these amazing kids and brighten their day is what it’s all about.”