(From the August 2013 Issue of MedStat)
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and ½ Marathon is pleased to announce its field of “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26.2 miles on this year’s course. Two of the miles along the Marathon route will be deemed the “Encore Mile” and “Angel Mile,” and each mile will be sponsored by a corporate or community organization. After submitting personal stories through social networking sites and the hospital’s website, Patient Champions, who are current patients of Nationwide Children’s, were selected by hospital staff based on various criteria including diversity of diagnosis, age and enthusiasm to cheer on race participants at their mile. New this year is the Encore Mile named for and represented by the 25 Patient Champions who lined the 2012 race. The Angel Mile is dedicated to the angels of Nationwide Children’s who have passed on. Read more about the Patient Champions’ stories.
Read the news release.