Media Advisory: K.I.S.S. Awards Event Friday Evening at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

October 1, 2010

WHAT:
K.I.S.S. Awards Event Friday Evening at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

WHEN:
Friday, October 1, 2010
6 p.m. – media opportunity

WHERE:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ann I. Wolfe Education Building
Stecker Auditorium
575 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205

WHO/WHY:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital designed the Kohl’s Is Sold on Safety (K.I.S.S.) program earlier this year with generous support from Kohl’s Department Stores. The K.I.S.S. program is a seasonal educational initiative designed to promote prevention of the most common injuries seen in Nationwide Children’s Emergency Department. Each season, an educational activity booklet and coloring contest page are made available to the public and children become eligible to win prizes by coloring and submitting the contest page.
 
Event attendees are expected from all over central Ohio including Franklin, Licking, Delaware and Fairfield counties, among others. More than 300 people, including the 75 children who will receive their coloring contest prizes, are expected to attend the event to view a “Kids on the Block” puppet safety presentation, participate in helmet fittings by volunteers from Kohl’s Department Stores, and witness a $263,598 check presentation to sustain the K.I.S.S. program.

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CONTACT PRIOR TO EVENT: 
Erin Pope or Pam Barber
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
(614) 355-0495

CONTACT AT EVENT:
Brian Harman
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Foundation
(614) 425-3405

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.