Media Advisory: Macys to Present Donation to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

August 24, 2010

WHAT:
Macy’s to Present Donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Gift part of the Memorial Tournament Bears for Children’s Program
 
WHEN:
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
12:30 p.m.
*12:15 p.m. arrival suggested allowing time for escort
 
WHERE:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center entrance
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
*Parking available in visitor’s parking garage located at the corner of S. 18th St. and Mooberry Dr.; a media relations rep will meet you at this entrance for escort to event location
 
WHO:
-John Herring, District Vice President of Macy’s
-Dan Sullivan, Executive Director of the Memorial Tournament
-Jon Fitzgerald, President of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
On Tuesday, August 24, Macy’s will present a $20,000 donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, along with 2,000 stuffed bears for hospital patients. This is the first year that Macy’s has been a part of the Memorial Tournament Bears for Children’s program which provides hospital patients with a new teddy bear.
 
The Bears for Children’s campaign at participating central Ohio Macy’s locations ran in May and June during the Memorial Tournament. Bears are being donated to Nationwide Children’s from customer purchases of $100 or more on Memorial Tournament-related merchandise at Macy’s.
 
Since 1976, the Memorial Tournament has raised more than $6 million to support the programs and services at Nationwide Children’s. In May of 2005, the Memorial Tournament announced a multi-year pledge with Nationwide Children’s, extending a successful 30-year partnership with the hospital as the Tournament’s primary charitable beneficiary. In recognition of the Memorial’s pledge, which will elevate their level of giving to more than $11 million in the coming years, Nationwide Children’s dedicated its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in honor of the Tournament.
 
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CONTACT:
Brooke Norris/Mary Ellen Peacock
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 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare 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 nearly 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.