Straight from a Marvel mini-universe, three foot tall versions of Thor, Wonder Woman, and other caped crusaders are still soaring from their heroic contributions in Monday’s superhero race against child abuse.

While competing in High Point University’s second annual SuperHero Dash, the kids took to the streets to save other children suffering from abuse and neglect.

The High Point, North Carolina race included ‘big kids’ too, as more than 350 costumed students, faculty, staff, and community members participated in the fundraiser, co-hosted by the school’s Kappa Delta sorority and the Guild of Family Service of High Point.

The event raised over $20,000 for Family Services of Piedmont, a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals and families through a variety of support services. The agency programs serve child victims of abuse with shelters, advocacy centers, and counseling.

”Everyone involved is a true superhero,” said Stephanie Allred of Family Services. “These groups helped put together an amazing race, which united HPU students and community members in a fight against child abuse in High Point.”

According to Kappa Delta’s Facebook page, they raised more than double the amount of last year’s donations.

“This event could not have been successful without all the hard work and volunteers from Family Services and sisters of Kappa Delta,” said Kappa Delta’s philanthropy chair Leila Greah.

The dash demonstrated the true power of ordinary superheroes of all sizes, coming together to battle for justice in the community.

Source: High Point University / Photo of Molly Holbrook courtesy of HPU

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