Public Invited to Join Credit Unions for Marching Miles Event to Support Nationwide Childrens Hospital

April 1, 2011

Credit Unions throughout Columbus and surrounding areas are hosting a walk to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Anyone interested in contributing is encouraged to participate in the walk to be held on Monday, April 4.

“Credit unions believe strongly in giving back to the communities they serve,” said Paul Bohlman, Business Development Officer for Ohio HealthCare Federal Credit Union.   “Credit unions contribute millions to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide, and this is our unique approach to raising funds for the hospital in our back yard.”

Public is invited to take part in the Marching Miles walk, which will kick off at 10 a.m. at the Westerville Sports Complex located at 325 N. Cleveland Avenue in Westerville (across from the Westerville Rec Center).   Participants will walk approximately 3 miles, but have the option of walking a shorter or longer distance if they choose.  Participants must register individually, and can do so by visiting  All registrants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $10 to participate in the walk.

Snacks will be provided and all participating fundraisers will receive a t-shirt.  Following the event, participants and guests will be encouraged to eat lunch or dinner at City Barbecue (600 S. State Street in Westerville) where 25% of their purchase (must present flyer available online at the website mentioned above) will be donated to Marching Miles.

Marching Miles sponsors include CUNA Mutual Group, Co-Op Financial Service, OCUL Services Corporation, Frost Financial Services, and Costco.

Credit unions benefit Ohioans by making credit and other financial services affordable and accessible.  To find a credit union you can join, go to

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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