The John Shapiro’s Superheroes foundation is a tax exempt organization.  To find out how you can become a sponsor:


Thanks to all of our 2019 race sponsors:


Once again, Elliott Greenleaf is our race’s title sponsor.  Thank you for your continued support of the John Shapiro Superheroes Foundation!


Elliott Greenleaf

Iron Man:


The Connaghan Family




Captain America: 





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Faculty & Staff



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of Ambler



Miss Joan's Little School


The Arnold Family

Ed and Becky O’Hanlon (John’s grandparents)

The Dowds Family

The Lunsford Family

Marczak Construction

The O’Donnell Family


The Brophy Family
Bryn Mawr Trust
The Cifra Family in memory of Kathleen Fenyus
DCO Orthodontic Specialists
Every Level Basketball
For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation
Harry’s Blue Bell Taproom
The Johnson Family
The Landis Company
McCaffrey’s Food Market
McGoldrick Leasing
The Moore Family
The Morano Family
The O’Donnell Family
The Pediatric Practice at Chesheim Dental Associates
Jill Schneider, MD
Saint Helena Knights of Columbus
Triad Metals International
Vision Development Center
The Winkowski Family


Have you ever dreamed of being a SUPER hero? Well, have we got an opportunity for you!

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Saint Helena community in Blue Bell will host the 7th Annual Superheroes 5k in memory of John Shapiro. We invite you to join us as a sponsor of the race – and discover your inner superpower.

This event was created in honor of a truly extraordinary boy named John Shapiro. Despite an aggressive brain tumor, John always had a smile on his face and was willing to help wherever and however he could. He is remembered by so many he touched in the community – parents, teachers, friends, classmates, firefighters, police officers – for always being kind, outgoing, funny and brave. His motto was “love everybody and be happy” – words to which all of us can relate and aspire.

John’s bravery has inspired thousands of people to participate in the race to help raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer. In sponsorships alone over the last six years, we have raised close to $92,000 and ALL proceeds from the race directly benefit local families with children battling cancer through the public charity that bears John’s name.

We would love for you to honor John’s memory and become a superhero by helping to sponsor the race and continue its success. Enclosed are materials that outline sponsorship opportunities at varying levels for you to consider. If you have any questions or ideas about how you can support the race, please do not hesitate to contact either one of us.

Your participation may not make you able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but it will provide hope and relief for a local family who has a little superhero of their own fighting cancer. And that’s a superpower worth sharing.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.


Respectfully yours,

Melissa Kerr & Theresa Zulick

Superheroes 5k Sponsorship Co-Chairs