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Justice Stores Partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Give Hope National Fundraising Campaign to Help Kids Everywhere

Campaign runs through April 12 in all Justice stores across the country

Columbus, OH - 3/6/2015

Tween retailer Justice has teamed with Nationwide Children’s Hospital for a spring “Give Hope” national store campaign that will benefit patients and families everywhere who seek out Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s expert research and care. The campaign launched today and runs through April 12, 2015 in more than 1,000 Justice retail stores across the country.
 
“The hospital’s mission nicely aligns with our own in serving our tween customer,” Brian Rogers, SVP of human resources said. “We’re in the business of providing leading fashions to tween girls. With that comes a strong focus on their mental and physical health.”
 
Justice customers will be encouraged to join in making a difference through the Give Hope campaign by making a donation at the time of their purchase. Donations may also be made online at shopjustice.com/donations.
 
“We at Nationwide Children’s Hospital value the ongoing partnership with Justice,” said Steve Allen, MD, chief executive officer of Nationwide Children’s. “This partnership has existed for several decades and we appreciate the continued support and enthusiasm of their associates. Donations raised through Give Hope will fund research at the hospital conducted by our world-renowned scientists and physicians – research that is helping children everywhere as we discover better treatments and cures for childhood diseases.”
 
Lauren Cunningham – Age 10, from Lima, Ohio
Lauren began her journey at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in May 2014 after feeling ill following a day-long softball tournament. After several diagnoses of sinus infections, Lauren began suffering from increased headaches, pain and double vision. Lauren then was diagnosed with leukemia and began a difficult road of treatment, which unfortunately led to time spent in the ICU at the beginning of her therapy. Lauren’s hometown of Lima, Ohio, has been immensely supportive of Lauren and the town of nearly 40,000 has dubbed itself “Team Lauren.” Lauren is an active participant in her and Nationwide Children’s effort to Help Kids Everywhere as she has engaged in the “Bald is Beautiful” fundraising challenge illustrating how her strength is a beacon of light for her family. Lauren will remain in care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital through the Fall of 2016.
 
Justice and Nationwide Children’s encourage the public to support the Give Hope campaign in a strong effort to give a world of hope to kids everywhere.
 
About Justice 
Headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, Justice is part of The Ascena Retail Group, Inc. As the largest premier tween specialty retailer in the world, Justice provides the hottest fashion merchandise and accessories for tween (age 7-14) girls. Over 1,000 Justice stores are located throughout the United States. Justice also offers fashions to tween girls through its e-commerce site, shopjustice.com.
 
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ranked 7th of only 10 children's hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 “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, also ranked among the Top 10 on Parents magazine’s 2013 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, 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 NationwideChildrens.org.

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