Media Advisory: Macys to Present Donation to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

October 14, 2011

Macy’s to Present Donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Gift part of the Memorial Tournament Bears for Children’s Program
Friday, October 14, 2011
11:30 a.m.
*11:15 a.m. arrival suggested allowing time for escort

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center  (OCC)
555 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
*Parking available in visitor parking garage located at the corner of S. 18th St. and Mooberry Dr.; a media relations rep will meet you at this entrance for escort to event location

-John Herring, District Vice President of Macy’s        
-Dan Sullivan, Executive Director of the Memorial Tournament        
-Steve Allen, MD, CEO, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

On Friday, October 14, Macy’s will present a $20,000 donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  Earlier this summer, Macy’s donated more than 2,000 limited edition bears to the patients at Nationwide Children’s. This is the second year that Macy’s has been a part of the Memorial Tournament’s Bears for Children’s program.

The Bears for Children’s campaign, which took place at participating central Ohio Macy’s locations, ran in June during the Memorial Tournament. Bears were donated to Nationwide Children’s from patron purchases of $100 or more on Memorial Tournament-related merchandise.

Since 1976, the Memorial Tournament has raised more than $6.5 million to support the programs and services at Nationwide Children’s. In May of 2005, the Memorial Tournament announced a multi-year pledge with Nationwide Children’s, extending a successful 30-year partnership with the hospital as the Tournament’s primary charitable beneficiary. In recognition of the Memorial’s pledge, which will elevate their level of giving to more than $11 million in the coming years, Nationwide Children’s dedicated its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in honor of the Tournament.

Erin Pope
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Marketing and Public Relations
(614) 355-0495
Cell: (614) 562-1382

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