Media Advisory: Bringing Halloween to Kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital

October 14, 2014

WHO: Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores, patients and families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Spirit of Children Program has raised more than $78,035.00 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital to date

WHAT: Spirit of Children will host a Halloween party for pediatric patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, complete with costumes, games and crafts

WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital New Hospital Entrance Welcome Desk

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, OH, 43205

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Parking for media is available in the parking lot on the West side of Parsons Avenue, between Nationwide Children’s Orthopedic Center at 479 Parsons Ave., and Research Building III at 575 Children’s Crossroad. Turn West onto Children’s Crossroad from Parsons Ave., and then turn right into the gated parking lot. (A token will be provided to exit the lot) Cross Parsons Avenue to enter the hospital.

About Spirit of Children
At the heart of Spirit Halloween is the Spirit of Children program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. Since its inception in 2006, Spirit of Children has brought smiles, laughter and a much needed escape to thousands of pediatric patients in 134 hospitals across the United States and Canada. One hundred percent of the money collected each year is given directly to the local Child Life Departments at partner hospitals, such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Spirit of Children’s goal is to raise $5.2 million this year, bringing its total contribution total to more than $21 million since the program’s inception. Spirit encourages customers to head to their local Spirit Halloween store or visit online to make a difference in a child’s life today.

SPIRIT OF CHILDREN CONTACT:
Vanessa Chiarella
Spirit of Children    
609-645-5641    
Vanessa.chiarella@spirithalloween.com            

NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CONTACT:
Danielle Warner
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Office: 614-355-0492    
Cell: 614-209-5994
Danielle.Warner@nationwidechildrens.org

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.