An Evening of Hope Celebrates Its Fifth Year

March 13, 2008

The Fifth Annual An Evening of Hope, hosted by Abigail and Leslie Wexner, is slated for Saturday, April 5 at Bon Vie Bistro and Wine Bar at Easton Town Center. The event is supported by premier sponsor, Grange Insurance, and by Easton Community Foundation and Bravo! Development, Inc.

Co-chaired by Katie and Clark Lloyd, Brooke and Brendan ONeill and Amy and Ryan Burgess, An Evening of Hope benefits the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

An Evening of Hope begins at 7 p.m. and features the best of Bon Vie cuisine with special musical guests, Redline. A private champagne reception will precede the event kicking off at 6 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $250 per person. Private champagne reception tickets include entrance to An Evening of Hope and are $500 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For additional information and to purchase tickets, contact Cindy Creedon or Rachel Whisner, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Foundation, at (614) 355-0888.

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The Center for Child and Family Advocacy is an innovative partnership between the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence and Nationwide 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 Nationwide Children's 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.nationwidechildrens.org/ccfa.

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 and Bon Vie Bistro, operates 70 restaurants in over 20 states. All three concepts are opened seven days a week for lunch and dinner and are positioned as upscale-affordable. The 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 2018-19 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 1.4 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 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.