Time Warner Cable, Mid Ohio to Donate Teddy Bears and Backpacks to Nationwide Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit

October 25, 2011

WHAT:
Twenty employees from Time Warner Cable, Mid Ohio will donate custom made teddy bears and Connect A Million Minds backpacks to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit staff for distribution to patients living with cancer.

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 25
2:30 pm - media opportunity

WHERE:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Outpatient Care Center, 555 S. 18th St.

WHO/WHY:
As part of a team-building activity, 80 employees from the Time Warner Cable (TWC) Payment Services department created stuffed bears during games and contests that included “bear-dressing” races to determine which employees would deliver the donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Each bear will include a backpack and educational supplies as part of TWC’s philanthropic initiative Connect a Million Minds. Connect a Million Minds is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. 

TWC launched this initiative in conjunction with President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign, designed to improve the participation and performance of America’s students in STEM. At the official Educate to Innovate launch, President Obama singled out TWC as a leader in developing public-private partnerships that inspire young people to pursue education and careers in STEM. He also announced that TWC Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt, along with four other visionary business leaders and former astronaut Sally Ride, would become the founding board members of Change the Equation, a new non-profit, non-partisan CEO-led initiative to solve America’s innovation problem and spread STEM literacy in the United States.

Contact:
Erin Pope
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
614-355-0495

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.