Chick-fil-A and Florida Hospital for Children join forces to fight childhood cancer

Encouraging doctor with young cancer patient, they are clapping hands together.

Fla., ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 12, 2018 — The Heroic Herd is mooo-ving its way through Orlando to honor the youngest heroes in Central Florida — children who are battling cancer at Florida Hospital for Children.

Throughout September, which is childhood cancer awareness month, Central Floridians participated in the #heroicherd challenge by creating hand-crafted notes and videos on social media showcasing their singing and dancing skills to their favorite “hero” song.

On Wednesday, Florida Hospital for Children patients and their families will select the best social videos during an afternoon filled with utterly fun games, food and activities alongside the Chick-fil-A heroic mascots.

The winner will receive the super hero family prize pack, which includes Chick-fil-A food and a lunch with the Heroic Herd at their school or office.

“Chick-fil-A is honored to partner each year with Florida Hospital for Children. We believe in serving more than chicken, we strive to serve the communities in which we live and work. Joining forces with FHFC allows us to make a small impact on those who are fighting for so much,” said Charlie Fish, owner and operator of Oviedo’s Chick-fil-A.

Florida Hospital for Children patients will also receive a special delivery Wednesday — dozens of colorful notes from well-wishers, which were created during a super hero-themed night at local Chick-fil-A restaurants. Messages include, “don’t stop believing in yourself and pray to God every night,” and “don’t lose faith – rise up!”

“Raising awareness of childhood cancer in our community is so important, and we’re grateful for Chick-fil-A and our community for supporting our children,” said Dr. David Shook, medical director of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant at Florida Hospital for Children. “Something as simple as a kind-hearted note from a stranger can make a big difference for children and their families, and they appreciate the encouraging words.”

For media inquiries only, contact Florida Hospital Corporate Communications at Call407-303-5950 or email [email protected].