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Seventh Annual BuckeyeThon to Benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital

COLUMBUS, OH - 2/1/2008

The Seventh Annual BuckeyeThon dance marathon will be held Saturday, February 16 through Sunday, February 17, 2008 at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus. The event is organized and facilitated by Ohio State students with all proceeds benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Hundreds of Ohio State student participants and volunteers will engage in 14-hours of non-stop dancing and entertainment. Proceeds are raised by student participants through public pledges from family, friends or community donations. Since its inception in 2002, BuckeyeThon has raised over $200,000 to benefit Nationwide Children’s.

As part of the Children’s Champions Program at Nationwide Children’s, patient families are again invited to join the fun at BuckeyeThon. An honorary dinner for the Champions and their families is slated for Saturday evening. The Children’s Champions Program was formed to recognize patients and give them an opportunity to share their special stories. The Champions and their families are invited to select hospital events to participate and celebrate the miracles that occur every day at Nationwide Children’s.

To support BuckeyeThon by making a gift or for more information, visit or call Jessica Ceritelli, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, (614) 355-0815.

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