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.
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