Giving News :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Giving News|July 17, 2014


One amazing marathon. 26 inspiring stories. A whole new way to give.

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is about much more than running or walking an incredible distance. It's about 24 Miracle Mile Patient Champions who have shared their stories to inspire you. 1 Angel Mile to honor, remember, and celebrate those who have already finished their race. And 1 Encore Mile, for the patients who lined the course of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon in 2012 and 2013. We are delighted to announce this year's Patient Champions that will inspire our runners through the finish line.  Meet them here.

Great Columbus Duck Race & Run 
The Great Columbus Duck Race & Run presented by Simple Bath Ohio and hosted by the Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital will take place on Saturday, August 23 at Creekside in Gahanna.  Your duck may ride the tide to victory and win one of our prizes including the Grand Prize of a one-year prepaid lease on a Convertible Mini Cooper courtesy of BMW Financial Services, Second Prize is a year of free groceries/gas courtesy of Kroger or Third Prize is $1,000 cash from Kemba Financial Credit Union! The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. with a 5K & 10K race for grown ups and a short run for kids followed by thousands of rubber ducks drag racing to the finish line at 11:30 a.m.! For more information or to purchase your rubber duck racers, sign up to run the 5K, 10K, & Kid's Run, visit

Children's Miracle Network Hospital's Telethon
It was a record-breaking Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon with a final tote board of $16,572,227! A very special thanks to WBNS-10TV for their continued partnership and support of the Telethon year after year. Also, thanks to our generous donors and volunteers for supporting the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital. All of the money raised locally during the Telethon stays in Columbus, benefiting the children in our community. On behalf of all the kids we treat - more than one million patient visits per year - thank you.

Junior Golf Classic
The Women's Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital is pleased to announce the results of the 22nd Annual Junior Golf Classic which took place on Monday, July 7 at The Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet and Gray Courses. The event is organized by the Women's Board of Nationwide Children's with all proceeds benefitting the hospital. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of our youth participants!

Boys 9 - 11 yrs:  1st Place - Jordan Gilkison (38); 2nd Place - Connor Ritter (42); 3rd Place - Brad Maller (50)
Boys 12 - 14 yrs:  1st Place - Trent Tipton (72); 2nd Place - Cole Walter (75); 3rd Place - Brad Maller (50)
Boys 15 - 18 yrs:  1st Place - Grant Godfrey (69); 2nd Place - Will Kurtz (74); 3rd Place - Brian Sapp (74)
Girls 12 - 14 yrs:  1st Place - Hannah Lemons (75); 2nd Place - Jessica Hahn (80); 3rd Place - Riley Dean (81)
Girls 15 - 18 yrs:  1st Place - Carolyn Markley (72); 2nd Place - Felicia Davenport (73); 3rd Place - Leah Deagle (75)

The Women's Board also wishes to thank their generous sponsors - AT&T, BAE Systems, Boston Advisors, Brown Capital, Columbus Coca-Cola, Garcia Hamilton & Associates, Giant Eagle, Strategic Global Alliance, Tate Consulting and Wolf Metals. A special thank you to the staff at The Ohio State University Golf Club for hosting the event and the HNS Sports Group. For a complete listing of players and their scores, as well as sponsors and Tag-A-Bag partners, please click here.

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Kroger Kids Come First Campaign

Thank You Kroger!
Kroger has been a long-time supporter and community partner of Nationwide Children's Hospital. Many thanks for their continued support through the annual Kroger Kids Come First Campaign which raised much needed funds for our patients and families. Kroger's Kids Come First Campaign not only supports Nationwide Children's, but also focuses on childhood safety awareness. We appreciate Kroger's continued partnership helping children in our community and beyond.



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