Events Calendar

Support our life-saving research and care by participating in our fundraising events and campaigns. 

Click each event below to learn more. 

May 2018

Costco In-Store Campaign, May 1 - 31

Event Date: May 1-31, 2018
Event address:
Central Ohio Costco Stores
Find your store

 

Every May, Central Ohio Costco stores participate in a month-long Miracle Balloon Campaign with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to raise money for Nationwide Children's. Costco members are invited to make a donation at the time of checkout and encouraged to write their names on the balloons, which are often displayed at the front of the warehouse.

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The Memorial Tournament Legends Luncheon, May 1

Event Date: May 1, 2018
Event address:
Ohio Union at The Ohio State University
1739 N High St
Columbus, OH 43210

 

The annual Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide brings to life the alliance between the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All proceeds of the Legends Luncheon directly benefit the young patients treated and cared for each day at Nationwide Children’s. The goal of the Luncheon is to increase awareness of and further advance the incredible care given in the most needed areas of Nationwide Children’s.

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Panera's Bearclaws for Bears for Children, May 8 - June 3

Event Date: May 3 - June 3, 2018
Event address:
Central Ohio Panera Locations
Find a participating bakery-cafe

 

Buy a bearclaw from Panera to support the Bears for Children program with the Memorial Tournament.

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Cocktails for a Cure, May 3

Event Date: May 3, 2018

Event Time: 6:30

Event address:
The Forge by Pillar Technology - Smith Brothers Warehouse
580 N 4th Street, Suite 190
Columbus, OH 43215

 

 

The Isabella Santos Foundation is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Ohio Chapter event, Cocktails for a Cure, on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30-9:30. Join us at the trendy “Forge by Pillar” facility located in the Smith Brothers Warehouse in Short North. Enjoy an open bar complete with signature cocktails, delicious food, music and opportunity to bid in an exciting silent auction. The silent auction will include: vacation packages, spa services, date nights on the town, OSU Memorabilia, local Columbus attractions, restaurant packages, wine, jewelry, golf and more. Purchase tickets here.

Philanthropic women and men will gather again, to learn about what pediatric cancer research, treatments and programs The Isabella Santos Foundation is working towards that will impact local children in the Ohio community.

100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Neuroblastoma Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Last year’s event raised $30,000 for Nationwide Children’s.

 

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Bears for Children Kroger Weekend, May 18-20

Event Date: May 18-20, 2018
Event address:
Central Ohio Kroger stores
Find a participating store

 

The Memorial Volunteer Committee will be stationed at Central Ohio Kroger stores to sell the 2018 Memorial Tournament bear. Bears are available for purchase and also available to donate to hospital patients.

Purchase a Bear for Children

10TV Children's Miracle Network Telethon, May 19-20

Event Date: May 19-20, 2018
Event address:
10tv Studios
770 Twin Rivers Drive
Columbus, OH 43215

 

10TV dedicates two days of air-time to raising funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital. The telethon features patient stories, check presentations by hospital supporters, volunteer phone panels and hours of entertainment while encouraging the community to give.

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Rockin on the Run, May 19

Event Date: May 19, 2018
Event time: 7:30 am
Event address:
St. Patrick's School
225 Elm Street
London, OH 43140

 

Rockin' on the Run is a 5K Walk/Run and family day held every year in London, OH to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer, specifically brain cancer. Race day reigstration begins at 8 AM, and the race will start at 9 AM. Visit www.rockingontherun.org for additional information and registration. This is a 5K walk/run and family day. This year's event is scheduled for May 19th, 208 and wil lbe the 9th year for the event. To date they have donated more than $112,000 to fight brain tumor cancer.

Rockin' on the Run is a non-proft organization. All proceeds will benefit brain tumor research at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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The Memorial Tournament, May 28 - June 3

Event Date: May 28-June 3, 2018
Event address:
Muirfield Village Golf Club
5750 Memorial Drive
Dublin, OH 43017

 

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is one of the elite events in professional golf, founded and hosted annually by Columbus native Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus family and played at storied Muirfield Village Golf Club. Since 1976, the Memorial Tournament has raised over $12.7 million for Nationwide Children's Hospital. Each year, eight Patient Champions are invited to a full morning of VIP Tournament experiences.

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June 2018

Pay it Forward Party, June 8

Event Date: June 8, 2018
Event time: 7 pm
Event address:
The Exchange at Bridge Park
6520 Riverside Drive
Dublin, OH 43017

 

All proceeds benefit pediatric research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Indeed, discovery through cutting-edge biomedical research is at the very heart of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s mission. That is why our scientists and physician investigators work tirelessly in the quest of new knowledge to improve the lives of children and their families. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvre stations, silent auction and Fund-A-Need.

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The Memorial Tournament, May 28 - June 3

Event Date: May 28-June 3, 2018
Event address:
Muirfield Village Golf Club
5750 Memorial Drive
Dublin, OH 43017

 

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide is one of the elite events in professional golf, founded and hosted annually by Columbus native Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus family and played at storied Muirfield Village Golf Club. Since 1976, the Memorial Tournament has raised over $12.7 million for Nationwide Children's Hospital. Each year, eight Patient Champions are invited to a full morning of VIP Tournament experiences.

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Marathon Fundraising Info Session, June 6

Event Date: June 6, 2018
Event time: 5:30 pm
Event address:
Nationwide Children's Hospital - Stecker Auditorium
555 S. 18th St
Columbus, OH 43205

 

Learn about fundraising for Nationwide Children's Hospital! For the 7th year in a row, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will benefit our institute. Since the inception of this partnership, more than $7 million dollars has been raised for our hospital; however, there is still so much we can accomplish together - especially as a Children's Champion Fundraiser. Join us for an information session to learn how you can fundraise as a runner, walker, volunteer or cheerleader.

It’s simple: Fundraise to help find cures, save lives and create best outcomes for sick kids here and around the world. No minimum fundraising requirement. Every dollar makes a difference! Earn perks and swag along the way as you reach new fundraising milestones. Choose the impact you want to make. You can designate your funds to support a specific program in the hospital.

Space is limited! RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Mar07. Contact Allison Klinefelter at Allison.Klinefelter@NationwideChildrens.org or (614) 355-5424 with any questions.

Junior Golf Classic, June 18

Junior Golf Classic Presented by Women's Board of Nationwide Children's

Event Date: June 18, 2018
Event address:
Raymond Memorial Golf Course
3860 Trabue Rd
Columbus, OH 43228

 

Join us in celebrating the 25th Junior Golf Classic sponsored by the Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital! It is exciting to return to Raymond Memorial Golf Course this year and to partner with the City of Columbus, Recreation and Parks Department. This year we are also thrilled to introduce a new way for Junior Golfers to get involved to raise awareness and support for Nationwide Children’s Hospital with "Natalie's Challenge."

For 25 years our tournament has provided youths ages 6 - 18 the opportunity to play golf and give back by helping raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Register or Sponsor Here

Marathon Show Fit and Injury Prevention, June 21

Event Date: June 21, 2018
Event time: 5:30 pm
Event address:
Nationwide Children's Hospital - Stecker Auditorium
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205

 

Are you thinking about participating in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon? Join us for an information session to learn how to find the best shoe for your foot and how to avoid injury as you start your longest training runs and walks. Training experts from Second Sole will be leading this session to make sure you receive the best info possible!

Please be aware that space is limited! RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Jun21. Contact Allison Klinefelter at Allison.Klinefelter@NationwideChildrens.org or (614) 355-5424 with any questions.

Learn more about our Children's Champions program.

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Woody Hayes Celebrity Classic, June 11

Event Date: June 11, 2018
Event time: 8:30 am
Event address:
New Albany Country Club
1 Club Lane
New Albany, OH 43054

 

For the past the past the past 41 years years , this tournament, named in honor of the legendary Coach Woody Hayes, has been dedicated to “paying it forward.” The Woody, as is affectionately known, has raised more than $3 million to support Nationwide Children's Hospital’s mission providing the highest quality care for all children and their families regardless of ability to pay.

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July 2018

Hitting the Links 4 Lu

Event Date: July 15, 2018
Event time: 1:00 pm
Event address
Turnberry Golf Course
1145 Clubhouse Lane
Pickerington, OH 43147

 

Join us on July 15, 2018 at Turnberry Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio with a 1pm start time. “Hitting The Links 4 Lu” golf outing to benefit the Lauryn “Lu” Oliphant Memorial Fund. Enjoy golf, cart, food, beverages and raffles. The Lauryn “Lu” Oliphant Memorial Fund was established in Lu’s honor to support, contribute, and raise awareness for AML research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in the hope of developing better treatment options and outcomes. Register at http://www.lumemorialfund.com/tickets.html

Lauryn “Lu” Oliphant was known for her warm sense of humor and gentle spirit. She had a deep love for music and enjoyed singing in the choir and playing her guitar. Lu was an honor student at Pickerington North High School and was active on the girls’ varsity golf team and the girl’s track team. In 2014, her sophomore year, she was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia or AML. Over the next eighteen months, she underwent four cycles of chemotherapy, experimental treatment and finally a bone marrow transplant. During this time, she fought with courage and determination and never gave up. Lu’s bravery and compassion were an inspiration to all who knew her, especially her many friends at Pickerington North and the young patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital that she mentored and took under her wing. After a hard fought battle, Lu passed away May 5, 2016.

Your support of “Hitting the Links 4 Lu” will continue Lauryn’s legacy of bravery and her dedication to never giving up!

August 2018

Miracle Treat Day, August 2

Event Date: August 2, 2018
Event address:
Participating Central Ohio Dairy Queen Locations

 

A treat with a purpose for one day only! August 2nd, your local Dairy Queen locations will donate $1 or more of every Blizzard Treat to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Post a photo of you with your Blizzard using #MiracleTreatDay!

Ace Hardware Bucket Day, August 3 - 5

Event Date: August 3-5, 2018
Event time: 6pm
Event address:
Central Ohio Ace Hardware Stores
Find your store here

 

With the purchase of a bucket, Ace Hardware will donate the $5 purchase price to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and customers are able to fill the bucket and receive a 20% discount on anything that can fit inside the bucket (some restrictions apply). Thanks to Ace Hardware, they are able to help make miracles happen for the kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Marathon Fundraising Info Session, August 8

Event Date: August 8, 2018
Event time: 5:30 pm
Event address:
Nationwide Children's Hospital - Stecker Auditorium
555 S. 18th St
Columbus, OH 43205

 

Learn about fundraising for Nationwide Children's Hospital! For the 7th year in a row, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will benefit our institute. Since the inception of this partnership, more than $7 million dollars has been raised for our hospital; however, there is still so much we can accomplish together - especially as a Children's Champion Fundraiser. Join us for an information session to learn how you can fundraise as a runner, walker, volunteer or cheerleader.

It’s simple: Fundraise to help find cures, save lives and create best outcomes for sick kids here and around the world. No minimum fundraising requirement. Every dollar makes a difference! Earn perks and swag along the way as you reach new fundraising milestones. Choose the impact you want to make. You can designate your funds to support a specific program in the hospital.

Space is limited! RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Mar07. Contact Allison Klinefelter at Allison.Klinefelter@NationwideChildrens.org or (614) 355-5424 with any questions.

Bull Run presented by Merrill Lynch, August 18

Event Date: August 18, 2018
Event time: 6pm
Event address:
McFerson Commons (Arch Park) in the Arena District
218 West Street
Columbus, OH 43215

 

Join us for this family-friendly 5K, 10K and Kid’s Fun Run benefiting Nationwide Children's Hospital! The Bull Run presented by Merrill Lynch raises money for the Sibling Clubhouse and Ocean Room. With the support of hundreds of sponsors and participants over the years, Bull Run has raised over $1 million since its inception.

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Great Columbus Duck Race, August 18

Event Date: August 18, 2018
Event time: 11 am
Event address:
Genoa Park
303 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

 

Join us for this fun-filled family event along the beautiful Scioto Mile in Downtown Columbus. But, there are a few more reasons to make a splash in the race this year. The Columbus Duck Race is excited to partner with The Columbus Food Truck Festival to benefit this great cause. Stroll around the Food Truck Festival tasting some of Central Ohio’s best treats and enjoy lots of children’s activities while at the Columbus Duck Race. The finale of the day will be watching thousands of rubber ducks race to the finish line!

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, August 20 - 26

Event Date: August 20-26, 2018
Event address:
The Ohio State University Scarlet Course
3605 Tremont Road
Columbus, OH 43221

 

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship is owned and operated by Champions of the Community, Inc., an Ohio non-profit corporation. The event is one of four Web.com Tour Finals tournaments that will determine the 50 players who earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2017-2018 season and their eligibility position under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.

Featuring a purse of $1,000,000 the tournament is conducted to showcase the best golf on the Web.com Tour on one of the most challenging venues in the world, The Ohio State University – Scarlet Course, for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit charitable organizations in central Ohio.

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Walmart & Sam's Club Campaign, August 27 - September 22

Event Date: August 27 - September 22, 2018
Event address:
Central Ohio Wal-mart and Sam's Club stores
Find your local Wal-mart
Find your local Sam's Club

 

Walmart and Sam's Club are celebrating over 30 years of raising funds for their local Children's Miracle Network hospital.

Join their efforts this month by making a donation at their register to Nationwide Children's.

September 2018

Slice of Columbus, September 12

Event Date: September 12, 2018
Event time: 5 pm
Event address:
Columbus Commons
60 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

 

Slice of Columbus is central Ohio’s largest pizza event. Join the Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital September 13 at Columbus Commons. Enjoy pizza from local shops and vote on your favorite. Activities include live music and various children's activities.

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Sunny 95 Radiothon, September 20 - 21

Event Date: September 20-21, 2018
Event address:
Nationwide Children's Hospital Magic Forest
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

 

Dino & Stacy are once again broadcasting LIVE from the Magic Forest inside Nationwide Children's Hospital this year to raise vital funds for the kids being treated there.

Tune in or stop by to meet them in person and become a Miracle Maker for the kids at Nationwide Children's.

Drivers for Survivors, September 24

Event Date: September 24, 2018

Event Location: York Golf Club

 

Join us for the 12th annual Drivers Fore Survivors golf outing on Monday, September 24th at York Golf Club! As in previous years, lunch, dinner and adult beverages provided. Enjoy a beautiful round of golf and take part in a fantastic silent auction all to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research in memory of Ben Montgomery.

For more information visit www.driversforesurvivors.org.

TWIG Pumpkinpalooza, September 29

Event Date: September 29, 2018

 

Enjoy a day of family fun at the annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza!

The day includes food, hayrides, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, games and crafts.

October 2018

Nationwide Children's Hospital Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, October 21

Event Date: October 21, 2018
Event time: 7:30 am
Event address:
North Bank Park
311 W Long Street
Columbus, OH 43215

 

Join the Marathon Children's Champions community and run, walk, cheer, and fundraise for the kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital. 2017 marks our sixth year as the title beneficiary of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon - held Sunday, October 21 this year!

We invite you to become a champion for the hospital at large, to honor a specific patient, or to celebrate the healthy kids in your life. Join 2017 Children's Champions today and support Kids, Cures & Miracles!

Become a Children's Champion

 

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).