CHaD Heroes to descend on Hanover October 15

CHaD Hero

The 18th annual CHaD HERO takes place Sunday, October 15 on the Dartmouth Green when thousands of real-life superheroes will gather for a fall festival, 1-mile fun run, 5K run and walk, and the region’s most scenic half marathon. This premier community fundraising event has raised $9 million to date for Dartmouth Health Children's and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD). At Dartmouth Health Children’s and CHaD, no child is ever turned away, and the community’s support of the HERO helps kids lead their healthiest, happiest lives.

The action-packed HERO festival on the Dartmouth Green will include local food vendors, a Kid Zone featuring face painting, interactive science with VINS, giveaways, and much more. There will also be live entertainment on the main stage and plenty of opportunities to cheer on HERO participants. During this year’s HERO, there will also be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Dartmouth Health Children’s Intensive Care Nursery (ICN). Participants and spectators can visit the ICN tent at the Dartmouth Green on HERO Day to help celebrate this remarkable milestone.

New this year, each of the 13 miles of the HERO half marathon will honor a Kid HERO who has exemplified courage and resilience in the face of serious health challenges. To learn more about the inspiring crew of Kid HEROES – all of whom have benefitted from the care and services of Dartmouth Health Children’s and CHaD – visit

The CHaD HERO is powered by incredible participants, volunteers, and sponsorship partners including, The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Hypertherm HOPE Foundation, Couch Family Foundation, Finding Our Stride, Global Rescue, White Mountain Insurance, and BioXCell.

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About Dartmouth Health Children's

Dartmouth Health Children's is the only comprehensive pediatric healthcare system in the region. Fully integrated in Dartmouth Health and anchored for more than 30 years by Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD)—in Lebanon, NH—Dartmouth Health Children's promotes health, advances knowledge, and delivers the best patient and family-centered care for infants, children, and adolescents across New Hampshire and Vermont. Dartmouth Health Children's conducts groundbreaking research and educates the next generations of health professionals as the primary pediatric partner of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Highly skilled and collaborative child health professionals provide care in multiple settings across the region. Outpatient specialty visits and same-day surgery services are available at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester. Primary care appointments in general pediatrics are available at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics in Bedford, Concord, Lebanon, Manchester and Nashua, NH and Bennington, VT; as well as at Dartmouth Health members: Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Cheshire Medical Center, New London Hospital and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.