Denim & Diamonds Gala Slated for April 20

April 5, 2013

The eighth-annual Denim & Diamonds Gala, benefiting The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will be held 7 – 11 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Brookside Golf and Country Club located at 2770 West Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235.

Hosted by Kinder Key, a volunteer organization of Nationwide Children’s, guests are invited to mix their jeans and jewels and enjoy an elegant evening. The Denim & Diamonds Gala features heavy hors d’oeuvres, delicious cocktails and an evening of dancing and entertainment with this year’s emcees, WBNS-10TV’s Karina Nova and Columbus’ own Dimitrious Stanley.

The gala will feature stunning jewels from the event’s 2013 premier jeweler Leo Alfred Jewelers, amazing Chinese and silent auction items, a fabulous “Diamond” and ring raffles and a chance to bid on breathtaking trips in the live auction.

Tickets are $100 per person. Additional corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Cindy Laux, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, at (614) 355-0819 or

About Kinder Key
Kinder Key serves as an auxiliary of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is dedicated to supporting the lifesaving work of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s. This group, founded in 1954, has demonstrated its commitment by raising more than $3 million for Nationwide Children’s to provide the highest quality health care to all children. Today, active members are working to continue the Kinder Key legacy of providing “new hope for young hearts” through a variety of fundraising efforts such as the holiday caroling drive, the sale of holiday angels, Candles for a Cause, the Women’s Division of The Memorial Tournament and the Denim & Diamonds Gala.

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