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Giving News|August 29, 2014

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Go Casual for Kids on September 10, 2014 and support Nationwide Children's Hospital!

Miracle Jeans Day allows groups and individuals alike across the nation to trade their work attire for jeans and help raise funds for kids at their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

We’re inviting you to participate in Miracle Jeans Day on Wednesday, September 10th. For one day, go casual for kids’ health with a small donation of $5 or another amount of your choice. Your donation is tax-deductible and directly benefits your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital - Nationwide Children’s!

Nationwide Children’s Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. With every donation, we are that much closer to finding cures and helping sick and injured children in Central Ohio.

To join our team - Click here. For questions about participation, contact Amanda Dove or by phone at (614) 355-0818. Thank you for caring for our kids!

Change for Children 
This school year, encourage your kids to help other kids through Change for Children – a school-based giving program to support Nationwide Children’s. Let’s teach students that giving back can be both fun and rewarding!  From a few dollars raised at a bake sale to a few hundred raised at a dance marathon, every gift matters. The students will be giving to help their cousins, their siblings, their classmates – their future. We can provide the supplies you need to get started, including coin boxes, banners, table tents and more. Let’s work with our kids and put the FUN in fundraising! For more information, visit or contact Ashton Slagel at

Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship - Fill the Cart
Officials of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship have released the contingent of PGA TOUR players currently eligible to compete in the Tour Finals when the drama returns to The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course, this September 8 – 14 as the third of four Finals events on the Tour.

The 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Regular Season came to a close on Sunday, August 17th at the Wyndham Championship, completing one half of the Tour Finals equation. Players from the PGA TOUR finishing Nos. 126 – 200 on the regular season FedExCup points list (less those with exemptions) are eligible to compete in the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. That list includes PGA TOUR veterans Jonathan Byrd, Chad Campbell, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman, Sean O’Hair and Tim Petrovic.

While at the Tournament, please consider supporting the PGA Wives Association’s Fill the Cart with Fun! It’s easy…just bring item(s) listed here with you to the Tournament admission tent. Needed in our playrooms and patient units, these items have been selected for their safety, durability and ability to be cleaned.  Nationwide Children’s Hospital playrooms are enjoyed by hundreds of our patients of all ages and family per week. Please remember these items must be new.

Pumpkinpalooza to benefit Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
The 6th Annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza, benefiting the animal therapy program in the Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital, will be held 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala.

Hosted by TWIG, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Children's, attendees are invited to enjoy this autumn festival fit for the entire family. Pumpkinpalooza is a day-long family festival held in a beautiful country setting complete with food, hayride, bounce houses, pumpkin patch, games, crafts, corn maze, Great Pumpkin photos, balloon artist and Pick-A-Prize.

Admission to Pumpkinpalooza is free with tickets sold per-activity and food. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. For advanced tickets and for more information, visit

Contact:  Cynthia Laux at Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation at (614)355-0819 or

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship
September 8-14, 2014

Slice of Columbus
September 17, 2014

TWIG Pumpkinpalooza
September 27, 2014

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Great Columbus Duck Race
The Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital wishes to thank everyone who came out to Creekside in Gahanna for the Third Annual Great Columbus Duck Race. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Simple Bath Ohio, as well as our prize sponsors BMW Financial Services, The Kroger Company, and Kemba Financial Credit Union. Additional kudos to White Castle, LOTH, Exxcel Project Management, Shred-it, Colliers International, The Crane Broup, Torch Relay, Discover Financial Services, Yudu Salons, and WBNS-10TV for their generosity. A very special thank you to the City of Gahanna and Strathmore Development Company for showing us such wonderful hospitality and support.

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