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Cancer Center Events


Cancer Survivors' Celebration

Each year, Children’s Hospital staff, friends and families hold a Cancer Survivor’s Celebration at the Homestead Park in Hilliard, Ohio. Activities include free food, games, crafts, basketball, fishing and more.

Look Good/Feel Better for Teens

Look Good/Feel Better for Teens is a non-medical public service by the CTFA and its partners to help teens between 13 and 17 years of age who have cancer deal with the possible appearance-related, social and nutritional side effects of treatment. To learn more, visit

Father/Son Event

Each Summer, Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT holds an afternoon of fun and sportsmanship, compliments of The Ohio State University and Buckeye Café, in cooperation with Adventures for Wish Kids and Children’s Hospital. Participants have the opportunity to play ball in the Value City Arena with members of the OSU Basketball Buckeyes and enjoy pizza and games at the Buckeye Café. For more information, call (614) 722-4949.

Mother/Daughter Event

Each Spring, Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT holds a Mother-Daughter event. The event is sponsored by Charles Penzone Grand Salon, Adventures for Wish Kids and Children’s Hospital. The Mother-Daughter event is an afternoon of fun, pampering, food and gifts for 30 patients and their mother at Charles Penzone Grand Salon, all while being escorted by limousine. For more information, call (614) 722-4949.

Stinger’s Bravery Bead Program

Stinger’s Bravery Bead program was designed to document and honor the journey a child takes when diagnosed with cancer. It provides an opportunity for the child to tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of the many steps taken throughout the course of treatment. Every display of courage by the child is acknowledged by adding beads to their necklaces, thus telling their journey of treatment in a symbolic way.

How the program works:

  • Children who receive cancer treatments and wish to participate are given a length of colored twine strung with beads that spell their first name along with three custom-made beads.

  • The special “Stinger’s Bravery Beads”, “Nationwide Children's Hospital” and “Stinger” beads will also be given to each child when they receive their name necklace.

  • Each colored bead represents a different aspect of care and are available to add to the necklace in the hematology/oncology inpatient and outpatient areas.

  • Every time a child has a procedure or receives any treatment such as chemotherapy or surgery, they will receive a bead to add to their necklace.

  • There is no cost to participate in the program.

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