Local Business Owners Pay It Forward to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

January 15, 2013

Two local businesses have raised nearly $10,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Owner of Reverse Vanity Spa, Nicole DiTommaso, and Jacob Neal of Jacob Neal Salon, hosted a fundraiser last month – the “Diamond Society” event – in an effort to pay it forward to Nationwide Children’s.

Ashley Mangino, vice president of Reverse Vanity Spa, spent part of her childhood completing treatments in the hospital. Receiving top-notch care, Mangino overcame her health issues. Years later, she vowed to help other children reach the same fate. Every dollar raised from the event went to Nationwide Children’s.

“The overwhelming generosity of our community means the world to us and for countless children and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital,” Mangino said. “I want to thank Jacob Neal Salon and everyone who attended an unforgettable evening.” 

Those attendees included Governor John Kasich and his wife, both supporters of the hospital. They were joined by approximately 100 others. The atmosphere was intimate, lit by candle light, and featured live entertainment, a silent auction and raffle.

Major donors to the event included Craig Scott Capital, Farah Jewelers, Flora, Hilton Hotel Downtown, Astor & Black, Le Gateau, Chantal Stone Photography, Liberty Horse Farms, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kerstin Florian, Image Optical, Heildleberg Distributing and Rigsby's.

“We hope to host the Diamond Society event on an annual basis, raising much needed funds for Nationwide Children’s and generating awareness for even more events to come,” said DiTommaso.

More information about the two businesses can be found at ReverseVanitySpa.com and JacobNeal.com.

Nicole DiTommaso
614-352-9184 (personal)
614-299-9196 (spa)

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 NationwideChildrens.org.