Columbus Blue Jackets Players Recognize Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month with Visit to Nationwide Children's Hospital Wednesday

October 29, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:
In recognition of the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness month, the Columbus Blue Jackets players and mascot Stinger will visit patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  The group will host a gathering with games and activities in the Galaxy Lounge.

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 30 – approximately 1:30 p.m.

The Blue Jackets will travel to the hospital in the new FOX Sports Ohio Blue Jackets Fan Express, a 50-seat luxury bus decorated with several oversized Blue Jackets player images. The trip to Nationwide Children’s will be the maiden journey for the new Fan Express which will be used by the team and fans through mid-January.

WHERE:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
630 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

*Media may meet at the Welcome Desk in the new main hospital lobby located at 630 Children’s Drive. Media parking is available in the parking lot on the west side of Parsons Avenue, between the Orthopedic Center at 479 Parsons Avenue and the Research Building III. Park in the spots closest to Parsons Avenue and walk across the street to the main hospital tower. For any questions about parking, call Mary Ellen Peacock, 614-937-7316.

NOTE:
The Blue Jackets return to action this weekend with a home-and-home series with new Metropolitan Division rival Pittsburgh. The Jackets visit CONSOL Energy Center on Friday and host the Penguins at Nationwide Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m.

CONTACTS:
Karen Davis, Columbus Blue Jackets - Office: (614) 246-4310; Cell: (614) 332-5924
Mary Ellen Peacock, Nationwide Children’s Hospital - Office: (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 2018-19 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 1.4 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 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.