Laughs Raise Money for Nationwide Childrens

August 15, 2012

Children receiving hospice care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will benefit from ticket sales to “Laughing, Living, Giving” — an event featuring live sketch comedy, a rock entertainment show, silent auction and raffle, as well as a cocktail buffet with complimentary beer and wine.

Nationwide Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care program enriches the physical, emotional, social and spiritual lives of children with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones, which includes counseling, chaplain visits, medical treatment and pain-management and bereavement services among other assistance. 

Pleasure Guild (PG), an auxiliary women’s volunteer group of Nationwide Children’s, is hosting the annual event. 

“Why not have a night of fun while contributing to such a worthy cause?” said PG President Colleen Adkins. “Pleasure Guild hopes that the community supports this spirited fundraising method.”

When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 18

Where: Shadowbox Live, located in the Brewery District at 503 S. Front Street

Tickets: $75 per person or $600 for a table reservation of eight people; Available at or by calling (614) 355-0819

About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild is the oldest women's auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, dating back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program.  For more information visit,

Elizabeth Stelzer
(614) 315-8769

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