'An Evening of Hope' Event to Benefit Center for Child and Family Advocacy

March 16, 2007

An Evening of Hope will be hosted by Abigail and Les Wexner to benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Columbus Childrens Hospital. Slated for Saturday, April 14, 2007, the event is underwritten by Easton Community Foundation and Bravo! Development, Inc. 

A private champagne reception with honorary chairs Ellen and Jim Tressel will kick-off the evening beginning at 6 p.m. An Evening of Hope begins at 7 p.m.

The event will be held at Bon Vie Bistro and Wine Bar at Easton Town Center and will feature the best of Bon Vie with special musical guests Larry Lee and Back in the Day from Detroit, Michigan.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from An Evening of Hope will benefit the Center for Child and Family Advocacy. Katie and Clark Lloyd and Brooke and Brendan ONeill are co-chairs of this years event.

Tickets to the private champagne reception with the Tressels are available for $500 per person and include An Evening of Hope. Tickets for An Evening of Hope (only) are $250 per person. All tickets must be purchased in advance. 

For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact Niki Shafer, Columbus Childrens Hospital Foundation, (614) 722-2995.

The Center for Child and Family Advocacy is an innovative partnership between the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence and Columbus Childrens Hospital with the mission of transforming the service delivery system for child abuse and family violence victims through treatment, research, prevention and advocacy.  It is housed in a facility on the campus of Children's Hospital and is the first of its kind in the nation to fully integrate services for child abuse and family violence under one roof.  Through a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, the Center provides treatment, support services, research, training, education, advocacy and prevention for child abuse and family violence victims. Additional information on the Center can be found at www.columbuschildadvocacy.com.

Easton Town Center was co-developed by The Georgetown Company and Steiner + Associates. Opened in June 1999, Easton is a $225 million, 1.5 million square-foot New Urban Retail center that features pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, open-air gathering spaces, fountains and parks for children, in addition to over 160 best-of-class retail, entertainment and dining tenants. The International Council of Shopping Centers honored Easton with an Innovative Design Award in 2000. The development draws more than 30 million visits annually and is on the Internet at www.eastontowncenter.com.

Bravo! Development, Inc. (BDI) owners of BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Lindeys Restaurant and BON VIE Bistro, operates 47 full-service restaurants in 19 states. All four concepts are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and are positioned as casual white-tablecloth or Fine casual. Our concepts appeal to a broad base of guests from business people and young professionals to families and empty nesters.  For more information, please visit www.bestitalianusa.com.

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.