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Superheroes Get Very Own Anonymous Support Group

Finally, caped crusaders have their very own support group, Superheroes Anonymous.

Finally, caped crusaders have their very own support group, Superheroes Anonymous.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 0:15 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Even superheroes need a helping hand sometimes.

Cue Superheroes Anonymous, a New York-based support group of caped crusaders who run around the city doing small acts of good like dispensing toiletries to the homeless while dressed in superhero costumes.

Though the group was inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous, co- founder Ben Goldman says their mission is the complete opposite: They actually want to keep their members hooked.

He explains, “AA helps people lose their habit while Superheroes Anonymous is trying to convince people to take up a habit. In this case it’s superheroism. We want to enable bigger acts of good.”

The group even has its own 12-step program which teaches the superhero philosophy while giving practical advice for day-to-day acts of bravery.

Goldman says that although crime bosses aren’t being taken down by the superheroes just yet, they are making small differences to improve their city.

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