Seventh Annual BuckeyeThon to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

February 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 Childrens 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 Childrens.

As part of the Childrens Champions Program at Nationwide Childrens, 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 Childrens 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 Childrens.

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

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