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Bringing Halloween To Kids At Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH - 10/16/2017

WHO: Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores, patients and families at Nationwide                    Children’s Hospital
Spirit of Children Program has raised more than $220,208.00 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital to date
 
WHAT:  Spirit of Children will host a Halloween party for pediatric patients and their families at                       Nationwide Children’s Hospital, complete with costumes, games and crafts.
 
WHERE:  Nationwide Children’s Hospital
                 700 Children's Drive 
                 Columbus,  OH  43205
 
WHEN: Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:30PM
 
**Parking is available in the parking lot on the West side of Parsons Avenue, between Nationwide Children’s Orthopedic Center at 479 Parsons Ave., and Research Building III at 575 Children’s Crossroad. Turn West onto Children’s Crossroad from Parsons Ave., and then turn right into the gated parking lot. (A token will be provided to exit the lot) Cross Parsons Avenue to enter the hospital.
 
About Spirit of Children
 
At the heart of Spirit Halloween is the Spirit of Children program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. Since its inception in 2006, Spirit of Children has brought smiles, laughter and a much needed escape to thousands of pediatric patients in 139 hospitals across the United States and Canada. One hundred percent of the money collected each year is given directly to the local Child Life Departments at partner hospitals, such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Spirit of Children’s goal is to raise $8 million this year, bringing its total contribution total to more than $37 million since the program’s inception. Spirit encourages customers to head to their local Spirit Halloween store or visit online to make a difference in a child’s life today.
 
SPIRIT OF CHILDREN CONTACT
Stephanie Balmer
Spirit of Children
609-645-5424
Stephanie.Balmer@spirithalloween.com
 
NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CONTACT
Katelyn Hanzel
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
614-355-9878
Katelyn.Hanzel@nationwidechildrens.org 

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000