SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Volunteers from Heroes for Hope and some Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office staff met with young patients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on Friday to help lift their spirits, empower them and promote their annual Heroes Run.
Spiderman, Batman and Captain America want to encourage kids battling illness to be strong and be their own hero.
The run-walk event takes place next Saturday to help raise money for VMC.
"One of the things that we're trying to do with the Heroes Run, the goal of the Hero's Run, is to support the VMC Pediatric Center however we can, so bringing hope to the kids for one day is something great we can do," Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jeremy Jones said.
The Heroes Run is taking place in Cupertino on November 7.
Heroes for Hope volunteers lift the spirits of young patients in San Jose