MEDIA ADVISORY: Spirit of Children to Present Check Donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital's Child Life Services Program

January 24, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Spirit of Children will present a check to Nationwide Children’s Hospital announcing donations raised during its 2017 Spirit Halloween in-store campaign. The Child Life Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Media representatives are asked to park in the lot on the west side of Parsons Ave., between the Orthopedic Center at 479 Parsons Ave. and Research Building III at 575 Children’s Crossroad (building sits on the corner of Livingston and Parsons). Turn west onto Children’s Crossroad from Parsons Ave. and then turn right into the parking lot.  From there, walk across Parsons Ave. to the main entrance of the hospital where escorts will meet you at the Welcome Desk and provide tokens to exit the lot.

WHO: Jett Croisant – Spirit of Children

Karen McHugh-Fornadel, Child Life Manager – Family Volunteer Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

WHY: The mission of the Spirit of Children program is to make hospitals less scary for kids and their families by providing fun during Halloween. Spirit of Children supports 140 hospitals across the country and Canada through fundraising in their Spirit Halloween stores each fall. This past October, Spirit of Children hosted a Halloween celebration at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, providing hundreds of costumes and goodie bags to patients thanks to the generosity of local Spirit Halloween stores and their vendor partners. Since 2010, Spirit of Children has donated $272,416 to Nationwide Children’s and has raised over $45 million on behalf of all 140 hospitals it supports since fundraising began in 2007.

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CONTACTS

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Katelyn Hanzel; (614)355-0495/Email: Katelyn.Hanzel@nationwidechildrens.org

Spirit of Children

Jett Croisant; (330) 256-3086/Email: Jett.Croisant@spirithalloween.com 

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 list of "America's Best Children's Hospitals," Nationwide Children's Hospital is America's largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare system 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 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 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. Nationwide Children's remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family's ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.