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Giving News MAY 21, 2015

Nicklaus Youth Spirit Award

Children's Miracle Network Telethon
Be sure to tune in to WBNS 10TV on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st for our 33rd Annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. Join us for a weekend filled with touching stories, a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital, and raising funds for the kids here at Nationwide Children's Hospital. A special thank you to the amazing supporters and volunteers who make these miracles possible.

Join us as we ask Columbus to “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are” at Nationwide Children's. To find out more or to make a donation click here or contactAmanda Dove at (614)355-5418.

From May 31st through June 13th, Kroger customers will have the opportunity to donate to Nationwide Children’s Hospital while they are paying for their groceries at all Central Ohio and Ohio Valley stores through the 2015 Kroger “Kids Come First” campaign.

Customers are encouraged to purchase a paper bear for $1, with additional donations welcome. Every dollar raised during the two-week promotion will directly benefit Nationwide Children’s. Kroger’s “Kids Come First” campaign not only supports Nationwide Children’s, but also focuses on childhood safety awareness. As part of the campaign, summer safety tip flyers for parents are available, and kids 12 and under may participate in a coloring contest for the opportunity to win prizes.

Visit your local Kroger store for details.

Special Occasion Giving
As graduations, birthdays and weddings are upon us, consider making each celebration more special by giving the gift of hope to the patients and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Instead of receiving gifts for your special occasion, register to participate in the “Special Occasion Giving” program and ask friends and family to make a charitable donation in your honor. We will provide you with an email template to share with friends and family along with a set of insert cards you can send out as well announcing your participation and providing instructions on how to give. In appreciation, we will also provide you with a set of thank you note cards and personalized favor cards.

To register your celebration, complete the online form here. Then, simply tell your family and friends to visit to make a gift in your honor.

Pay It Forward Gala
Join the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Pay It Forward Gala at the Ivory Room on Saturday, June 13th. The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, silent auction, Fund-A-Need and entertainment by 88 Keys and The Truth. All proceeds benefit the first centralized pediatric biobank at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s. Tickets are $100.

Visit to learn more or purchase tickets.

Events Calendar »

the Memorial Tournament Benefit Concert: 
May 22 - The LC Pavilion

Children's Miracle Network Telethon:
May 30 & 31

the Memorial Tournamentpresented by Nationwide Insurance:
June 1 - 7

Circle of Friends - Run for the Rainbow:
June 19 - New Albany Market Square

Merrill Lynch Bull Run:
August 1 - McFerson Commons

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Champion's Corner

Thank You Dale, Jr.!
A few of our patients had a very special surprise two weeks ago.  Fresh off of his win at Talladega, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. toured Nationwide Children’s and visited patients on our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and participated in a graduation ceremony celebrating one patient’s going home day.

Thank you Dale, Jr. for bringing smiles to so many fans and thank you, Nationwide for bringing him to the hospital.



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