ChildServe is sending out the signal: We need your help!

You’re invited to unleash your inner superhero for ChildServe! Join us on June 13 for the Run, Walk & Fun 4 the Kids: Virtual Hero Edition. Each registration or donation to this virtual event will make a difference for children with special healthcare needs in Iowa.

Run, Walk & FUN 4 the Kids: Virtual Hero Edition

This spring, while most of us were asked to stay home to keep our families and community safe, many ChildServe heroes were called to continue their life-changing support of children with special healthcare needs. Throughout the situation related to COVID-19, we’ve seen these heroes going above and beyond to protect the health and safety of the kids we serve. Join the Run, Walk & Fun 4 the Kids: Virtual Hero Edition to support these heroes and our mission to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

Our Goal:

We hope to see 1,000 miles pledged from ChildServe Heroes near and far.

Helping ChildServe is Easy…

Step 1: Pledge your miles by registering for the virtual run/walk!

Step 2: Complete your miles during the week leading up to June 13, as deemed safe by current public health guidelines.

Step 3: Take a photo or video of you or your family completing your miles, or wearing your Virtual Hero t-shirt*, and tag ChildServe on social media so we can cheer you on and build community from afar.

Step 4: Add ChildServe‘s superhero frame to your Facebook photo! Just go to your profile photo, select “Add Frame” and search “ChildServe.”

*T-shirt size guaranteed for those who register by 5/26 /20

Check out the Everyday Hero, Superhero Training Camp, and Cape Challenge for more ways to have fun and make a difference.

Become an Everyday Hero

Encouraging others to support ChildServe’s mission has never been easier. Build your team on our Everyday Hero platform for an easy way to ask those near and far to help make a difference for children with special healthcare needs. You can also check out the stories of those who are already fundraising and make a donation to their fundraising campaign for ChildServe.

Superhero Training Camp

Becoming a superhero doesn’t happen overnight, and we’ve got a special training program planned to keep all mini superheroes busy this spring. Check out our virtual Superhero Training Camp and watch ChildServe social media for activities and challenges from our team and local partners!

Join the Cape Challenge

You don’t need a cape to be a hero…but they do make it more fun! Join the cape challenge by sending us a photo of you and your family in your home-made superhero capes. Bubble wrap, newspaper, or a blanket will do the trick, but we can’t wait to see what other incredible capes you come up with! Use the hashtag #ChildServeHeroesOntheMove so we can celebrate your support and choose the winner of the Cape Challenge!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get a T-shirt for participating?

Registrants may chose to receive an event t-shirt with their registration. T-shirt sizes are guaranteed for those who register before May 26.

When can I pick up my t-shirt?

Thank you for being a ChildServe virtual hero! We are excited to offer a t-shirt pickup option that will keep both our team members and your family safe. If you ordered a t-shirt, please review the following details for pick up at ChildServe in Johnston (5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa 50131.)

  • Wednesday, June 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.​ outside Welcome Center B at ChildServe in Johnston.

*We ask that you review and follow the important guidelines below regarding t-shirt pickup. These procedures will help our t-shirt pick up opportunities follow CDC and government regulations:

  1. Prior to entering the ChildServe campus, please have your name and the names of anyone you will be picking up for taped in LARGE print to your windshield or dashboard so staff can clearly see which order(s) you need.
  2. As you arrive on the ChildServe campus, make your way toward Welcome Center B. You will see signs labelled “ENTER T-Shirt Pickup.”
  3. Staff with masks on will then retrieve your order and hand it to you through the driver’s side window.

Do I have to run the miles to participate?

You are making a difference no matter how you choose to participate! Pledging miles helps us set a goal and move forward together, but you do not have to run/walk those miles. The way you participate is completely up to you.

Will the Cape Challenge winners receive anything?

Winners of the Cape Challenge will be featured on ChildServe social media to celebrate their creativity!


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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