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Giving News|September 25, 2014

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship concluded with an exciting play-off victory for Tour Pro Justin Thomas on Sunday, September 14. Ian Straight, a Leukemia survivor, along with all of our pediatric cancer patients are also winners of this important event. Ian (pictured above) participated in the “First Shot to Fight Cancer” and a special United States Flag Folding ceremony to honor the anniversary of September 11 to open the tournament. Ian also hit the “Last Putt to Fight Cancer” during the trophy presentation reminding all spectators of the significant impact the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship has on our cancer program. Since 2007, the event has raised more than $3.5 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Thank you Nationwide Insurance, the Tour and all of the sponsors and event volunteers for making 2014 another spectacular year.


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 a day-long autumn festival fit for the entire family. Enjoy food, hayrides, bounce houses, pumpkin patch, games, crafts, corn maze, Great Pumpkin photos, balloon artist and Pick-A-Prize all in a beautiful country setting.

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

Contact Cynthia Laux at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation: 614.355.5413.

LaMega Radiothon
For two days, on-air personalities from La Mega 103.1 FM will share the mic with some of Columbus' most inspiring celebrities - the patients of Nationwide Children's Hospital - during the "Por Los Niño’s Hispanic Radiothon." This fundraising broadcast - benefiting Nationwide Children's - will kick-off on Thursday, October 9, 2014 with close to 30 hours of programming to raise funds for sick and injured kids. Help make this year's event impactful by calling 1-800-245-9121 during the broadcast to donate. Additionally, La Mega's DJs will be available throughout Central Ohio to accept donations in person. Please tune in to find out the locations.

For more information about this event, contact Sophia Fifner at 614.355.5422.

CMNH Events
Torch Relay
Join us on October 4th at 10:30 a.m. for our annual Torch Relay. This is a family-friendly walk to raise money for Nationwide Children's. This year's event has a costume theme as well, so feel free to let the kids dress up and join in on the fun. There will even be a special appearance from Queen Elsa! So come on out for a fun morning - all while raising vital funds to support the kids in our community! Click here to register.

Extra Life
Extra Life Team Buckeye has teamed up with The Ohio Game Developer Expo to host this year's Extra Life kick-off at COSI! From October 24th to 25th join us at COSI fo a weekend full of video games, tournaments, prizes, and raising money for the kids who need it most. Can't make it that weekend? No problem! You can still join the gaming marathon that raises money for your Children's Miracle Network Hospital - Nationwide Children's, from the comfort of your own couch. Visit to register today.

Love's Travel Shop Month of Miracles
Who says you can't buy love? The annual fundraising campaign benefiting Nationwide Children's at Love's Travel Stops is happening the entire month of September! You can help local kids by purchasing a balloon icon, and keep an eye out for Love's employees showing their support with yellow Miracle Bracelets.

Columbus area Speedways are raising funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital throughout football season by selling paper football icons on select weekends this fall. For the month of October they will be selling glow in the dark bracelets as well. Visit your neighborhood Speedway today!

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TWIG Pumpkinpalooza
September 27, 2014

Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
October 19, 2014

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Slice of Columbus Thank You
The Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital wishes to thank everyone who came out to the Columbus Commons for the 25th Slice of Columbus. Thank you to our major sponsors: Alliance Data, Ezzo Italian Meats and RDP Foodservice. A HUGE thank you to all the shops which participated: Adriatico's Pizza, Borgata Pizza Café, Café Napolitana, Cowtown Pizza, Creno's Pizza, Donatos, Jet's, La Rosa's, Luna Pizza Kitchen, Mikey's Late Night Slice, OH Pizza and Brew, Pizza Rustica, Romeo's Pizza, Sparano's, and zpizza. More than 4,000 guests helped raise more than $100,000 for pediatric research. Thank you all!

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Columbus, OH 43205

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