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Donatos Pizza and Cheryl’s® Cookies Partner to Support Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Columbus, OH - 11/30/2015

For the second-consecutive year, patrons of Donatos Pizza will have an opportunity to support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. From Nov. 30 to Jan. 31, 2016, at participating central Ohio Donatos locations, customers can purchase a specially-packaged Nationwide Children’s Cheryl’s cookie for $1 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the hospital.
In addition to the Nationwide Children’s logo, the cookie wrapper features the hospital’s iconic blue butterfly across the packaging accompanied by the recognized Cheryl’s script. The gourmet cookie is Cheryl’s signature buttercream frosted cut-out cookie.
About Donatos Pizza
Donatos Pizza, founded in 1963 by Jim Grote, is family-owned and operated, and headquartered in Columbus Ohio. The creator of Edge to Edge® pizza, Donatos is recognized as one of the premier regional pizza chains in the USA, using only the freshest ingredients and highest food and safety standards to create delicious, quality products. Donatos and its franchise partners operate more than 150 restaurants in 6 states, and its products are proudly served in more than 15 entertainment and sports venues. For more information on Donatos Pizza, visit
About Cheryl’s®
Founded in 1981 by Cheryl Krueger and her college roommate, Caryl Walker, Cheryl’s® has grown to become a brand that loyal customers trust for the finest fresh-baked gifts and desserts prepared to the highest quality standards, backed by friendly service.  Cheryl’s (1-800-443-8124 and offers a delicious and diverse selection of individually wrapped cookies, brownies and cakes for all of life’s moments. Among the company’s signature products are its cut-out cookies topped with buttercream frosting.  Cheryl’s products are made from scratch and available in special configurations as well as with elegant satin ribbons that can be customized for specific occasions.  Headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Westerville and part of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM family of brands, Cheryl’s is a multi-faceted business comprised of retail stores, a high-traffic website, catalogs, and a successful Business Gift Division.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ranked 9th of only 12 children's hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a medical staff of 1,100 and nearly 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at

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