MEDIA ADVISORY: Keller Williams® annual RED DAY Community Service Initiative

May 12, 2010

WHAT:
Keller Williams® annual ‘RED DAY’ Community Service Initiative

WHEN:
Thursday, May 13, 2010, Noon

WHERE:
Media representatives are invited to Livingston Park in front of Nationwide Children’s Hospital at 12 noon when all Keller Williams associates will be gathered to hear brief remarks, excuse the morning shift and receive afternoon shift assignments.

WHO/WHY:
More than 225 local Keller Williams® Realty associates will be taking the day off on Thursday, May 13, but it will hardly be a day of relaxation!  The 2nd Annual Keller Williams® RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) community service initiative will focus on the neighborhoods included in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families project.  With assistance from Keep Columbus Beautiful, the Keller Williams® associates will help with general clean-up projects and some landscaping.  All Central Ohio Keller Williams® offices are invited to participate.

More than 25,000 Keller Williams® Realty associates across the U.S. and Canada will spend Red Day giving back to their local communities as part of the company’s service initiative.  Events such as this are an ingrained part of the Keller Williams® philosophy of giving back to the communities that associates know and love.

Established in 1983, Keep Columbus Beautiful (KCB) is part of the City of Columbus Public Service Department, Division of Refuse Collection and provides education and encouragement about fighting litter, recycling, and preventing and removing graffiti. KCB promotes and coordinates litter cleanups and beautification projects.

The Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families (HNHF) initiative was launched by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2008 as a five-pronged effort in Columbus’ South Side.  HNHF is focused on creating tangible neighborhood revitalization outcomes in the areas of affordable housing, education, health and wellness, safe and accessible neighborhoods, and workforce and economic development.

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CONTACT:
Pam Barber/Mary Ellen Peacock/Erin Pope, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marketing and Public Relations, (614) 355-0495.

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.