Media Advisory: Ohios First Lady Karen Kasich to visit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

May 18, 2012

What:
Ohio’s First Lady Karen Kasich to visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital
F.A.N. Club at Livingston Elementary School

When:
Friday, May 18, 2012, from 4 to 4:40 pm

Where:
Livingston Elementary School, 744 Heyl Ave., Columbus 43206
(parking at Livingston Elementary on southeast side of building; parking lot entrance located on Carpenter Ave. which is one-way northbound)

Who/Why:
Mrs. Kasich will share with F.A.N. Club participants about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating and will lead the children through a series of exercises.  F.A.N. Club students will also demonstrate for Mrs. Kasich some of the exercises they’ve learned.

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Fitness and Nutrition (F.A.N.) Club was established in 2008 as part of the hospital’s pediatric obesity initiative to help 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students experience fun activities to keep them fit and healthy through physical activity and education. The after-school and summer F.A.N. Club includes activities such as strength training, games, flag football, stretching, cardio-aerobic activities and nutrition and there is no cost to club participants.

NOTE TO MEDIA:    
Contact at the event is Doug Wolf
Contact prior to event: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Media Relations (614) 355-0495
*Livingston Elementary School students who do not have a valid media/photo waiver on file will be designated with a wrist band*

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.