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Giving News|October 27, 2014

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

This past Sunday, 18,000 runners and walkers took to the streets of Columbus to participate in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Athletes were greeted by 24 individual Patient Champions on each mile, one Angel Mile to honor all those children who have already run their race, and one Encore Mile lined with all the Patient Champions from 2012 and 2013. The event has now raised more than $3 Million in just 3 years for Nationwide Children's Hospital thanks to overwhelming community support from partners such as Nationwide Insurance, L Brands Foundation, Dispatch Media Group and more. Meet some of our Patient Champions and see race-day highlights in this video.

TWIG Bazaar
Celebrating their 92nd year, TWIG of Nationwide Children's Hospital is excited to invite shoppers to be a part of their annual fundraising event, the TWIG Bazaar, on Sunday, November 9th. Located at the Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center, this anticpated event attracts more than 3,000 patrons and is the largest, single-day event sponsored by TWIG. Since their inception, TWIG has raised more than $28 million to support patient care, education, and research at Nationwide Children's.

Bazaar features handmade items including: jewelry, holiday ornaments, decorations, and much more. In addition, a silent auction, Pick-a-Prize, Attic Treasures, Pictures with Santa, and a delicious Holiday Pantry filled with delectable treats round out this popular event. The Avenue of Trees and Wreaths will feature an assortment of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths by TWIG and are available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the areas of greatest need at Nationwide Children's.

Last year, the TWIG Bazaar welcomed more than 3,000 shoppers and raised more than $67,000 for Nationwide Children's.

You can find more information on TWIG Bazaar at

Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital kicks off their fundraising season with three fun campaigns - Willy Wonka chocolate bars, a skating event at the Chiller Ice Rink, and Novembeard.

Be sure to keep a lookout for Willy Wonka chocolate bars in area stores for $3 each. You might even find a golden ticket! Chocolate bars are being sold leading up to the Pleasure Guild Willy Wonka play February 27, 28, and March 1, 2015.

Bring the whole family to The Chiller Dublin on Sunday, November 2nd between 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for an afternoon of skating, food and two special guests! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

For all you men out there - grow a beard, make a difference! Join hundreds of Central Ohio men who have pledged to grow a beard in support of Nationwide Children's Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care. For more information, go to

Columbus Gamers Gear Up for 'Extra Life'!
Game lovers of all kinds are raising funds and deciding what to play on Saturday, October 25th during Extra Life's 2014 game day benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital. The Columbus Tournament will kick-off at the Ohio Game Developer's Expo October 25-26 at COSI. Can't attend the Expo? No problem! You can still take part from the comfort of your own couch on the day of your choosing. There is NO COST to set up your fundraising page. To join Extra Life, visit To attend the kick-off at the Expo you can purchase tickets at For any questions, please contact Amanda Dove at (614) 355-5418. 

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Novembeard benefiting Pleasure Guild
entire month of November

TWIG Baazar
November 9, 2014

Every Gift Matters Great 
Toy Drive
December 6, 2014

Christine's Christmas
December 13, 2014

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Champion's Corner

Thank you Children's Champions!
Nearly 1,000 fundraisers participated as Children's Champions for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, helping raise more than $1.1 million for the hospital this year! Thank you to the runners, walkers, volunteers, fundraisers, and supporters for your dedication to the kids in our community. Relive some of the greatest moments from race day in this video.

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