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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Staff and Kids Star in Fashion Show Hosted and Styled by Designer Christian Siriano

The event was presented in partnership with Lane Bryant and Nationwide Children’s

Columbus, OH - 5/13/2016

Lane Bryant, the nation's leading women's specialty size apparel brand, and Columbus-based Nationwide Children’s Hospital partnered to present an exclusive fashion show last night, aligning with the brand’s Give. Share. Love. campaign that was launched in April in support of the hospital and its services.
 
The fashion show starred Nationwide Children’s staff (dressed in the Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant collection) along with patients treated at the hospital, and a few of their siblings. The Give.Share.Love. campaign has raised over $120K in donations to date, which will benefit the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.
 
“Lane Bryant is dedicated to supporting causes that empower women and children, and we’re honored to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital through a national campaign,” said Lane Bryant CEO and President Linda Heasley. “We’re also thankful to Christian Siriano, whose partnership helped make last night’s event both beautiful and a success.”
 
Lane Bryant is offering several opportunities for clients to contribute to Nationwide Children's through the end of the month. Exclusive cause-dedicated products, including a scarf, tee and wrap bracelet are available in store and on the brand’s website with a percentage of the sale being contributed to the hospital.  Clients will also have the opportunity to "round up" their purchase at the register for donation through May 30th.
 
“We are immensely grateful to Lane Bryant and Christian Siriano for their exceptional support,” said Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation President Jim Digan. “This amazing fashion show perfectly represents how, together, we can bring a smile to children and families who face tremendous challenges. And more importantly, how we can make a difference and truly help them and all the patients who come to us from numerous local, national and global communities for care.”
 
For more information regarding Lane Bryant’s partnership with Nationwide Children’s, please visit www.lanebryant.com/give
 
About Lane Bryant® 
Lane Bryant® is the nation's leading women's special size apparel retailer, providing stylish and high-quality fashion in sizes 14-28. The Lane Bryant collection includes a wide selection of career to fashion conscious apparel as well as accessories, footwear, hosiery and Cacique® intimate apparel. Lane Bryant® fashions are available nationwide at its 762 Lane Bryant stores, and online. Lane Bryant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASNA). Please visit lanebryant.com and cacique.com for store locations and the latest fashion trend information.
 
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare system 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 more than 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 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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