Circle of Friends

circle of friends 

Circle of Friends was founded in 1994 by three families whose lives had been touched by cancer. Through hard work and dedication, their grassroots fundraising has grown to include thousands in our community. To date, Circle of Friends has raised more than $2 million for cancer research. Together with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and community support like yours, Circle of Friends is determined to help find the cure.

Join Us on Facebook

Check us out on Facebook and share our page with friends.  The more we can share our message, the more children we can help.

Membership Information

Circle of Friends is actively seeking members interested in making a real difference in the fight against cancer.  Members are asked to make a minimum one-year commitment and join at least one committee.  Members should be prepared to attend quarterly meetings.  For more details, please contact  Ally Cripe at (614) 355-5424.

Share Your Story

You can inspire others by sharing your story.  What inspires you?  Share your story on Facebook or send it to Ally Cripe for us to share in an upcoming mailing, email campaign or event.

Run for the Rainbow

In 2002, the Circle grew with the addition of the Run for the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run. This scenic run through New Albany takes place annually in June and is led by our patient champions who have survived or are currently engaged in their fight against cancer.

Make a Gift

Make a gift in support of Circle of Friends and pediatric cancer research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Make the cure become a reality.