UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation unveils new inspirational children’s book to help families in need


Imagine the chance to foster a love of reading with your children while helping to support medical grants for someone else’s child.

That’s just what parents and grandparents can do, with the release of Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday, a new book unveiled at the North American International Toy Fair in New York.

The third book of the award-winning Oliver & Hope™ series, Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday features Oliver™ the bear, Hope™ the butterfly and Millie™ the barn owl, who join their friend Charlotte the fox on a superhero adventure.

The beloved characters put on their hero capes and go on an exciting journey into their imaginations, where they pretend to save a pirate ship, rescue a hot air balloon and face an evil mud monster. But when they discover their friend Chewie™ the English bulldog really needs their help, the friends must work together to become real heroes.

The book, which is geared toward children ages 3-8, combines an entertaining story with engaging images that foster the imagination, while teaching kids subtle lessons about the power of friendship and resiliency. Written by Meg Cadts and beautifully illustrated by Samantha Fitch, the book is a project of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF). Meg Cadts is actually the pen name for a group of UHCCF writers and contributors.

This and the other two books of the Oliver & Hope series are available through uhccf.org/shop for $13.95 each. Proceeds from the Oliver & Hope books and plush toys fund UHCCF grants that help families pay for children’s medical expenses that are not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance.

In 2014 alone, UHCCF awarded medical grants worth an estimated $5.4 million to more than 2,000 children across the United States.

“We created the Oliver & Hope series to provide joy and inspiration for children.  We are grateful to have received such positive feedback on the books, especially since the proceeds from the books and toys are helping children access medical care that will improve their health and quality of life,” said UHCCF President Matt Peterson.

“Oliver and Hope’s Superhero Saturday” is available at www.uhccf.org/shop