Bringing Halloween to Kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

October 17, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

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

                      Spirit of Children Program has raised more than $270,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital

 

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

                      700 Children's Drive

                      Columbus, OH  43205

 

WHEN:          Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Media Parking is located in the Blue Underground Garage located at 633 Children’s Drive. Enter the main hospital tower and a member of the media relations staff will meet you at the hospital welcome desk and escort you to the event’s location

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 139 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 more than $8.6 million this year, bringing its total contribution total to more than $45 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.

 

 

 

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 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 1.5 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 NationwideChildrens.org.