Pilgrims Progress 4-Miler Run Slated for Thanksgiving Day, November 25

October 25, 2010

The 4th annual Pilgrim’s Progress 4-Miler which supports Cerebral Palsy research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held on Thursday, November 25 at 9 a.m. at Polaris Fashion Place.

Presented by the Luke Billings Foundation, this race gives participants the opportunity to help central Ohio children with Cerebral Palsy. The funds from this event help children receive on-going and necessary therapy and while also gaining access to services that are crucial to their success and development. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of a few organizations that receive funds from this event.

The 4-mile run and half-mile Kids Tot Trot will begin next to The Pub at Polaris Fashion Place and will take participants around the mall and the surrounding areas. Registration is $25 until October 31, $30 until November 19, $35 during Pre-Race Packet pick-up, or $40 on Race Day. The top three overall males and females will receive special awards along with the top three males and females from each category.

A Pilgrim’s Progress Pre-Gala event will be held on Monday, November 8 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Lakes Golf and Country Club in Westerville, Ohio to benefit the Luke Billings Foundation. Featuring Rick Nash, R.J. Umberger and Jared Boll with the Columbus Blue Jackets, attendees will have the chance to participate in a silent auction and a raffle in addition to entertainment and kid’s activities. The Luke Billings Foundation is focused on providing financial assistance to central Ohio children with cerebral palsy to access additional funds for therapy.

For more information, please contact Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, at (614) 355-0888 or Clare.Ward@NationwideChildrens.org.
Visit http://www.active.com/running/columbus-oh/pilgrims-progress-4-miler-2010 to register for the Pilgrim's Progress 4-Miler Run.

About the Luke Billings Foundation
The Luke Billings Foundation, founded by Luke’s parents, Todd and Wendy Billings, was created to offer financial assistance to central Ohio children with cerebral palsy in order to receive ongoing and necessary therapy to achieve their highest functioning potential. Studies have shown, the earlier and more intense the therapy, the better the outcomes.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 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 1.6 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 NationwideChildrens.org.