A one-mile Super Hero walk to the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital on April 29 will raise money for the new hospital.
Kaleida Health, which operates Women's & Children's Hospital on Bryant Street, is coordinating the walk from the existing facility to the new hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The building is in the finishing stages of completion and slated for a November opening.
Organizers hope the fundraiser will include those supportive of the hospital, those born at Women & Children's, families who delivered a baby there, or people who have volunteered or fund-raised. Doctors, nurses and employees are also encouraged to participate.
Will Lorenz, described as Buffalo's Best Batman, will also participate. He was born at the hospital a little more than 30 years ago. .
So far, more than 80 teams have signed up. Organizers hope for a turnout of 1,500 participants donning capes. People can sign up as an individual or as a family or work team.
Registration the day of the event begins at 8 a.m. at the Ellicott and Virginia lot on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Parking is free at the campus surface lot. Participants will be taken by shuttle service to the hospital on Bryant Street for a kickoff ceremony. The walk will be followed by a party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, visit areyouinit.org.