Bringing children’s health to the forefront

Nationwide’s mission of protection extends to the health and well-being of the children in our community and is made known through Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation’s long-standing partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Since 2014, the Nationwide Foundation’s Pediatric Innovation Fund has supported the hospital’s research efforts with annual gifts of $10 million, which fund research in genomics, heart health, neonatology, injury prevention and behavioral health. Combined with a transformational $50 million contribution in 2006, the foundation’s total giving to the hospital is $140 million.

Lifesaving research for children

Recognizing the potential for genomic medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital established the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine in 2016 to expand the availability of clinical genetic and genomic testing. Genomic medicine has been found to help diagnose conditions earlier, better predict patient outcomes and personalize treatment. To learn more about the impact of the foundation’s contributions, read the story of a a 9-year-old boy who benefited from lifesaving research.

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Shining a light of hope

In 2022, the 12th annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Legends Luncheon, presented by Nationwide at the Memorial Tournament, raised $1.3 million for the alliance between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, bringing the 12-year total to more than $12 million.

Through the Legends Luncheon, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon, the Columbus Crew, and a partnership with The Dale Jr. Foundation, Nationwide sports marketing platforms have helped raise more than $55 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 2011.

All proceeds of the Legends Luncheon directly benefit the young patients and families that the hospital compassionately serves each day. To learn more, read this story about Neil Taylor, the 2022 Nicklaus Youth Spirit Award winner.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

Nationwide is a founding partner of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (a stop on the Korn Ferry Tour). Since its inception in 2007, more than $22 million has been raised for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and ½ Marathon

Nationwide sponsored Marathon Mile Champion Evelyn Borchers during the 2022 marathon, which contributed more than $948,000 to the hospital to support lifesaving research and care for kids.

mental health

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As the need for mental health help grows, so has the support Nationwide offers to its associates and communities.

The Nationwide Foundation teamed up with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to fund Bloom, a program for working parents that offers mental health resources to help their children thrive. Nationwide piloted the program to its associates in late 2021. The program has since expanded and is now being offered at other large companies.

Setting records
to break stigmas

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Nationwide partnered with On Our Sleeves and the Columbus Crew soccer team to raise awareness and funds toward youth mental health by setting a world record on May 11, 2022.

Partners and volunteers laid out a chain of more than 1,000 specially designed Wrap Them in Support fan scarfs around Field, home of the Crew, setting the Guinness World Records™ title for Longest Chain of Sports Fan Scarfs.

All proceeds benefited On Our Sleeves to provide free mental health educational resources to every community in America.

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