Ohio Credit Unions Set to March from Columbus to Cincinnati to Raise Funds for Ohios Childrens Hospitals

March 24, 2010

Ohio credit unions will kick-off their annual “Marching Miles for Miracle Kids” at noon Sunday, March 28 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Dublin Close To HomeSM Center with Urgent Care located at 5675 Venture Dr. in Dublin. The event features photos with the Easter Bunny, balloons, music entertainment and words of encouragement from the Mayor of Dublin, Timothy A. Lecklider.

Marching Miles for Miracle Kids is a statewide initiative aimed to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and Ohio’s six children’s hospitals. Credit union staff, volunteers, members and the general public are encouraged to participate as marchers or sponsors with a collective goal to raise $100,000. Since its inception in 2007, Ohio credit unions have raised more than $260,000 for children’s hospitals in Ohio.

The 170+ mile march will begin March 28 in Dublin, Ohio, and proceed through April 15 down to Cincinnati. Each day, marchers will complete a leg of the journey traveling an average of 10 miles/day.

“A fundraising event of this magnitude is a great display of the cooperative spirit embraced by Ohio’s credit unions,” said Paul Mercer, president of the Ohio Credit Union League. “We are proud to support the Children’s Miracle Network. I extend my appreciation to credit union staff and volunteers who are helping to make this year’s Marching Miles for Miracle Kids a tremendous success.”

Further information about Marching Miles for Miracle Kids and sponsorship opportunities, as well as a gateway to the online fundraising site, can be found at http://www.marchingmiles.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.