Circle of Friends 10th Annual Run for the Rainbow June 14

May 17, 2013

Circle of Friends, a volunteer organization supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host its 10th Annual Run for the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Friday, June 14, 2013 at New Albany Market Square, 180 Market St., New Albany, Ohio. Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s. Since its inception 17 years ago, Circle of Friends has raised nearly $1.5 million for the fight against pediatric cancer.

The event this year features the addition of a butterfly dedication prior to the race and many other pre- and post-race family fun activities. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. with races beginning at 7 p.m. (Kids Fun Run) and 7:15 p.m. (5K Competitive Run/Walk). Registration fees are $20 for the Kids Fun Run and $35 for the 5K Run/Walk. Awards will be given to the top finishers in each race.

Run for the Rainbow also has activities the whole family can enjoy including food and beverages, booths and activities, mascots and more.

To register for Run for the Rainbow and for more information, visit or call Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-0888.

About Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends was founded in 1994 by three families whose lives had been touched by cancer.  Through hard work and dedication, their grassroots fundraising has grown to include thousands in the community. To date, Circle of Friends has raised nearly $1.5 million for cancer research.  Together, with Nationwide Children’s and community support, Circle of Friends is determined to help find the cure. For more information, visit

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