Media Advisory: Giant Children to Invade Downtown Columbus on Valentines Day

February 11, 2011

WHAT:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital to launch “Miracles At Play,” with the unveiling of a dramatic new downtown wallscape donated by Nationwide. Miracles At Play will highlight the miracles that happen at the hospital and provide the public with an opportunity to learn more and support the hospital in meaningful ways.

The 150-foot wallscape features seven real kids from central Ohio, with inspiring stories of courage as they faced and continue to face health challenges at Nationwide Children’s.

WHEN:
Monday, February 14, 2011
10 a.m. – media opportunity

WHERE:
One Nationwide Plaza; ask for Mike Switzer at the front desk

The event will begin indoors at Nationwide and will move to an outdoor area near the wallscape where the kids will provide the finishing touch to the wallscape installation.

Parking is available in reserved spots at the base of the new wallscape behind 8 E. Long Street.

WHO:
-The “Miracle 7” kids and their families
-City of Columbus Mayor, Michael B. Coleman
-Abigail Wexner, Chair, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Board of Directors
-Steve Allen, MD, CEO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
-Chad Jester, President, vice president of corporate citizenship, Nationwide

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CONTACTS:
Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
Cell: (614) 937-7316

Mike Switzer
Nationwide Insurance
Corporate Communications
Cell: (614) 370-0001

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.