6th Annual BuckeyeThon to Benefit Childrens Hospital

January 31, 2007

The 6th Annual BuckeyeThon dance marathon will be held February 17-18 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 (full list below) with all proceeds benefiting Columbus Childrens Hospital.

Hundreds of participants and volunteers will engage in 14 hours of non-stop dancing and entertainment. Since its inception in 2002, BuckeyeThon has raised over $170,000 to benefit Childrens Hospital.

As part of the Childrens Champions program, patient families are invited to join the fun at the 2007 BuckeyeThon. There will be an honorary dinner for Childrens Hospital Champions and their families, along with games, dancing and more Saturday, February 17. Childrens Champions was formed to recognize patients and give them an opportunity to share their special stories. Champions are invited to select hospital events, to participate in the fun and celebrate the miracles that occur every day at Childrens Hospital.

For more information, visit www.buckeyethon.osu.edu.

BuckeyeThon Steering Committee Members
-Colleen Canty, dancer relations chair, Jr. English major Akron, Ohio/Green High School
-Katie Felix, fundraising and sponsorship chair, Sr. Journalism major and Information Systems minor Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills High School
-Erin Ferris, morale chair, Sr. Wildlife Science/Preveterinary Medicine major Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood High School
-Danelle Kirian, co-director and production chair, Sr. Accounting major and Communication minor Tiffin, Ohio/Mohawk High School
-Clara Lau, catering chair, Sr. English major Kansas City, Mo./Lees Summit North High School
-Lindsey Ruwe, marketing chair, So. Accounting major Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother of Mercy High School
-Jessie Schmitt, residence hall liaison, Jr. Textiles & Clothing major and Political Science minor Marietta, Ohio/Marietta High School
-Jennie Shie, Childrens Hospital relations chair, Sr. Biology major and Psychology minor Dayton, Ohio/Centerville High School
-Jenny Swaim, special promotions chair, So. Spanish major Springfield, Ohio/Shawnee High School
-Ashley Warren, finance chair, Sr. Finance major Communication minor Midland, Mich./Midland High School

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems 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 staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.