2017 Patient Champions
Since 2012, Patient Champions have cheered on participants from each mile of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. These patients share their story to inspire every athlete along their 13.1 or 26.2 miles.
There are 24 individual patients, one Angel Mile to honor those who are no longer with us and one Encore Mile where we recognize every patient who has lined the course in the past. Together, they represent the more than 1.2 million patient visits to our hospital every year.
We are determined to make each step count by fundraising to cure, mend, comfort and save the estimated one million children who will walk through the hospital doors this year. Children from all 50 states and more than 30 countries. Your contribution helps kids everywhere through life-saving research and care.