Media Advisory: Nationwide Childrens Hospital Administering Immunizations at Lifting the Family 9th Annual Back-To-School Giveaway Event

August 13, 2010

WHAT:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Administering Immunizations at Lifting the Family 9th Annual Back-To-School Giveaway Event
           
WHEN:
Saturday, August 14, 2010
12 to 6 p.m.
Noon to 1 p.m. – media opportunity – doors open
           
WHERE:
The King Arts Complex
867 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 937-8540
*Note: Allow time for potential heavy traffic and parking

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The 9th Annual Lifting the Family Back-to-School Giveaway, presented by Christian Women United, provides local families with the necessities for sending their kids back to school. Staff from Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be on hand to administer immunizations in addition to representatives from OSU College of Nursing and College of Optometry to offer physicals and eye exams. Parents must bring their child’s shot records for immunizations services.

In addition to the various medical services, there will also be items such as school supplies, school uniforms, clothing and food available for students and parents. All of the services and supplies offered are free to the public.

Partnering with Columbus Public Health and Project Love, this event generally serves close to 2,000 central Ohio parents and students.

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CONTACT PRIOR TO EVENT:
Erin Pope
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 355-0495

CONTACT AT EVENT:
Pastor Sue Alexander
(614) 937-8540

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.