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6th Annual BuckeyeThon to Benefit Children’s Hospital

Ohio State students plan 14-hour dance marathon

COLUMBUS, OH - 1/31/2007

The 6th Annual BuckeyeThon dance marathon will be held February 17-18 at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus. The event is organized and facilitated by Ohio State students (full list below) with all proceeds benefiting Columbus Children’s Hospital.

Hundreds of participants and volunteers will engage in 14 hours of non-stop dancing and entertainment. Since its inception in 2002, BuckeyeThon has raised over $170,000 to benefit Children’s Hospital.

As part of the Children’s Champions program, patient families are invited to join the fun at the 2007 BuckeyeThon. There will be an honorary dinner for Children’s Hospital Champions and their families, along with games, dancing and more Saturday, February 17. Children’s Champions was formed to recognize patients and give them an opportunity to share their special stories. Champions are invited to select hospital events, to participate in the fun and celebrate the miracles that occur every day at Children’s Hospital.

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BuckeyeThon Steering Committee Members
-Colleen Canty, dancer relations chair, Jr. English major – Akron, Ohio/Green High School
-Katie Felix, fundraising and sponsorship chair, Sr. Journalism major and Information Systems minor – Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills High School
-Erin Ferris, morale chair, Sr. Wildlife Science/Preveterinary Medicine major – Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood High School
-Danelle Kirian, co-director and production chair, Sr. Accounting major and Communication minor – Tiffin, Ohio/Mohawk High School
-Clara Lau, catering chair, Sr. English major – Kansas City, Mo./Lee’s Summit North High School
-Lindsey Ruwe, marketing chair, So. Accounting major – Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother of Mercy High School
-Jessie Schmitt, residence hall liaison, Jr. Textiles & Clothing major and Political Science minor – Marietta, Ohio/Marietta High School
-Jennie Shie, Children’s Hospital relations chair, Sr. Biology major and Psychology minor – Dayton, Ohio/Centerville High School
-Jenny Swaim, special promotions chair, So. Spanish major – Springfield, Ohio/Shawnee High School
-Ashley Warren, finance chair, Sr. Finance major Communication minor – Midland, Mich./Midland High School

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