Recording-breaking Year for BuckeyeThon as Ohio State Students Raise Six Figures for Nationwide Childrens Hospital

March 15, 2010

For the first time in nine years, students of The Ohio State University who participated in this year’s BuckeyeThon broke the six-figure mark raising more than $100,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nearly 500 students danced the night and day away during the 14-hour dance marathon February 20 at the Recreation & Physical Activity Center on Ohio State’s campus.

Throughout the dance marathon, families of children who have been or are currently being treated at Nationwide Children’s shared their stories of struggle and triumph. Participants said that this provided encouragement and was a reminder of why they were there.

BuckeyeThon is organized by a student-run steering committee at Ohio State. It includes various fundraising events throughout the year and culminates with the 14-hour dance marathon. BuckeyeThon continues to accept donations throughout the year for the 2011 event. More information is available at

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