MEDIA ADVISORY: Major Philanthropic Announcement with Big Lots and Big Lots Foundation

August 31, 2016

M E D I A   A D V I S O R Y
WHAT: Major Philanthropic Announcement 
with Big Lots and Big Lots Foundation
ARRIVAL: Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Union Station Ballrooms
400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215*
WHO: Steve Allen, CEO, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
David Axelson, MD, Chief of Behavioral Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
David J. Campisi, CEO & President of Big Lots Inc.
WHY: Members of the media are invited to join Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Big Lots for an announcement at a donor-associates event about a major philanthropic gift. The gift will benefit a specific hospital program and its establishment of the largest comprehensive facility in America that will be dedicated to children and adolescents. Please join us as we announce the commitment that will help continue to serve the needs of our community and help kids everywhere.   
*Parking for media is available near the Greater Columbus Convention Center. For parking options, please visit

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 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 1.6 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