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Peyton children's hospital patients wish Manning "Good Luck" hosting ESPYS

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 12:25:15-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is hosting the 25th annual ESPY Awards Monday evening.

To celebrate, several “patient ambassadors” from the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent prepared some special posters to wish their favorite quarterback “Good Luck!”

Left to right: Sisters Ellie and Lilly Cooley wish Peyton ‘GOOD LUCK!’

Interesting fact: In appreciation of the care they received at the children’s hospital since they were born, the Cooley family hosts an annual 5k Family Fun Run to benefit Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. This past year’s run raised more than $15,000 for the hospital. Since starting the annual event, the family has raised a grand total of more than $53,000.

Gwen says “Good luck, Peyton, at ESPYS!”

Jenn and her three doggos wish Peyton “Good Luck!”

Max stays true blue to Peyton’s Colts day with his “Good Lucky Peyton” sign.

The ‘True Hero Ambassador Program’ at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent

The True Hero Ambassador program celebrates former and current patients who use their personal experiences and circle of friends to ensure that other patients have a positive hospital experience, and help motivate other kids, parents, schools and community organizations to give back to the patients at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.

True Hero Ambassadors are either former or current patients of Peyton Manning Children's Hospital and are committed to giving back. True Hero Ambassadors can serve in a variety of ways, including:

  • Sharing the experience they have had at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital to be used on St. Vincent website and social media outlets.
  • Serving as a spokesperson by representing Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at fundraisers or other special events (for those Ambassadors who are willing)                                       
  • Organizing an annual fundraiser to benefit Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, whether it's something at their school, in their neighborhood, or any other creative idea!               

Interested in becoming a True Hero Ambassador? Sign up here. Contact Sara Homburg at (317) 338-5095, or sara.homburg@stvincent.org, with questions or for more information.