Northwestern Mutual Kemelgor Financial Group and Cheeriodicals Use Team Building Activity to Spread Cheer to Nationwide Childrens Hospital

June 10, 2013

Northwestern Mutual – The Kemelgor Financial Group and Cheeriodicals brought cheer in the form of 240 big green boxes to children fighting childhood cancer and other diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during its “Cheeriodicals Day” event held on June 7, 2013. Cheeriodicals are “big green boxes of cheer” made up, in this case, of age-appropriate magazines, toys, puzzles, crafts and more goodies for the children to enjoy.

“We are so excited to have Northwestern Mutual and Cheeriodicals visit Nationwide Children’s today,” said Brian Harman, Director, Annual Giving at Nationwide Children’s Foundation. “We sincerely appreciate Northwestern Mutual Managing Partner, Troy Kemelgor, for sponsoring this day of smiles. All of our patients were thrilled to receive such special and fun gifts.”

“We’re excited to work with Northwestern Mutual – The Kemelgor Financial Group to bring smiles to 240 children at Nationwide Children’s” said Gary Parisher, President of Cheeriodicals.

The boxes were tailored to boys or girls and specific age groups and are sure to bring joy to the children, and even included a few surprises for the parents.

"We're thrilled to partner with Cheeriodicals to bring joy to Columbus families battling cancer and other diseases," said Troy Kemelgor, Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual – The Kemelgor Financial Group. "As a father of three, I can't imagine the heart ache of seeing your child in pain as they battle childhood cancer and other diseases. Our hope is that by bringing a smile to the child, we can bring a smile to the entire family."

Contributing to this day of smiles, The Boathouse at Confluence Park donated meeting space for the Northwestern Mutual Team to build the Cheeriodicals during a 2 hour team building event. Two Men and a Truck, specializing in residential and commercial moves, donated their time and services to transport the 240 Cheeriodicals to Nationwide Children’s.

Cheeriodicals recently worked with children’s hospitals in Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis, Birmingham and Fort Lauderdale on their Cheeriodicals Days, and has scheduled more Cheeriodicals Days throughout the country.

About Cheeriodicals
Cheeriodicals, a national online gift company, presents a unique alternative in the on-line gifting industry. The Cheeriodical (a cheerful periodical) brings cheer and entertainment to men and women, combining a keepsake gift box containing the gift recipient’s favorite magazines with carefully selected snacks in individual portions. Cheeriodicals also provide gifts for children, combining age-appropriate magazines with activities, crafts and toys. For more information about Cheeriodicals visit, or follow us on, and

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