Calling All Superheroes: Sorority to Host ‘Super Hero Dash’


HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2013 – If you’ve ever wanted to be a superhero, now is your chance. Children of all ages will be dressed up as superheroes to support Family Service of the Piedmont Nov. 9 when High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority hosts the First Annual “Super Hero Dash.”

The race will include a 5k run for adults and 1k run for kids 10 and under. The event will also include an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, kids’ activities and a silent auction. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. in HPU’s Greek Village. Community members can pre-register online at

“The Superhero Dash gives participants the opportunity to be a true superhero to children who need it the most,” says Rachel Downey, a KD sister at HPU. “Our sorority is so proud to serve the High Point community through Family Service of the Piedmont and our national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America.”

“We are very pleased to partner with High Point University for the Kappa Delta Super Hero Dash in support of Family Service of the Piedmont’s child abuse prevention services,” says Jody Susong, marketing and development officer for FSP and HPU alumna. “The university has been an avid supporter of the work we do to build safe and healthy families in High Point and we so enjoy being a part of their family and all they do for the community.”

Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for kids 10 and under. Each runner will receive a Super Hero Dash T-shirt (under 10-will receive a cape). Those interested in supporting the event but unable to attend are invited to sign up as a virtual runner and will be mailed a T-shirt/kids cape. Please visit for up-to-date race information and superhero chat.

Family Service of the Piedmont is the largest private nonprofit agency of its kind in Guilford County, and serves thousands of children each year. The “Super Hero Dash” aims to increase awareness of Family Service by bringing the community together to fight against child abuse. Funds raised at the event will support agency programs that pertain to helping child victims of abuse, including domestic violence shelters, children’s advocacy centers, individual and family counseling and in-home therapy.

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