Media Advisory: Christines Christmas Saturday Evening

December 9, 2011

“Christine’s Christmas” Saturday Evening
Concert honors and celebrates the life of Christine Wilson; benefits the Burn Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Saturday, December 10, 2011
8 p.m. – media opportunity
*doors open at 7 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m.

Capitol Theatre, Vern Riffe Center
77 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

During the holidays, we reflect on loved ones who have touched our lives and hearts. In 2003, Christine Wilson and four of her friends perished in a tragic arson near the campus of The Ohio State University. To honor her precious life, the 8th annual “Christine’s Christmas” will be presented Saturday evening. Proceeds benefit the Burn Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Christine had a passion for bettering the lives of those around her, particularly children, and this special concert keeps that passion – and her memory – alive. Through the Burn Program at Nationwide Children’s, nearly 1,500 patients are treated and cared for each and every year. Funds from Christine’s Christmas will ensure that the highest level of care for thermally injured children and adolescents continues at the hospital.

The concert features pianist Mark King who, inspired by his friend Christine, performs Christine’s Christmas. He is joined on stage by special guests including vocalist Willie Grové, Chamber Music Connection Orchestra, Jerome High School A Cappella Choir and a variety of musical talent.

Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Media Relations
(614) 937-7317

Donna Glanzman
The Christine Wilson Foundation
(614) 595-4105

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