Friends of Jack Foundation Partners with Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence


The Friends of Jack Foundation has proudly partnered with Hasbro Children’s Hospital to bring the Foundation’s Superhero Program to Providence, R.I.

Jill Fearons, Executive Director of the Friends of Jack, expressed her excitement to begin a relationship with Hasbro. “Since the moment we began working with representatives of Hasbro, we knew that this was the next place that we wanted to bring our Superhero Program. Hasbro is the hub of pediatric healthcare for the entire state of Rhode Island, and is truly revolutionizing the way that children are treated in a clinical setting. We couldn’t think of a better partner with whom to establish our first program outside of Massachusetts.”

The Superhero Program was created by the Foundation to help children in various stressful settings by providing comfort with stuffed animals and empowerment with a superhero cape and mask.

The Superhero Program is currently offered by Saint Anne’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital’s North Dartmouth satellite, Southcoast Health’s three hospitals – St. Luke’s, Charlton Memorial and Tobey, Child and Family Services, the Women’s Center, the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Corrections, and a number of local police, fire and EMS departments, including the Massachusetts State Police.

The Friends of Jack Foundation provides overlooked programs and services that enhance the physical, mental and emotion health and well-being of children on the SouthCoast. The Superhero Program is a primary service that is organized and funded entirely by the Friends of Jack Foundation, and implemented in partnership with groups within the local community.

For more information on the Friends of Jack Foundation and to get involved, visit or contact Jill Fearons at Also, follow the Friends of Jack Foundation on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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