Media Advisory: The 2012 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Hosted by Nationwide Childrens Hospital

October 12, 2012

The 2012 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The only non-partisan, voter education forum dedicated to issues affecting children and youth

Friday, October 19, 2012
8 a.m.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Center
Stecker Auditorium
575 S. 18th St.
Columbus, OH 43205
*parking available in the visitor’s parking garage located near this entrance on the corner of S. 18th St. and Mooberry Dr.; there is construction at this entrance, however, once parked, follow the signs to the event location; a member of the NCH media relations team will be at the event 

Candidates will share their views on issues affecting children and youth, such as children’s health, education and child care.

More than 20 confirmed candidates attending including Joyce Beatty (D) and Chris Long (R), James Reese (D) and Pat Tiberi (R), and Pat Lang (D) and Steve Stivers (R) for U.S. House of Representatives, Paula Brooks (D) and John O’Grady (D) for Franklin County Commissioner, and candidates running for Districts 17 – 26 of the Ohio House of Representatives.

The Forum, a non-partisan education forum, is sponsored by Action for Children,, Voices for Ohio’s Children and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and supported by numerous community organizations.  

Mary Ellen Peacock
Media Relations
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 355-0495
Cell: (614) 937-7316

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