As a member of the Development Board for Nationwide Children's Hospital, I committed to helping raise funds to support pediatric research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute by participating in the Tenth Annual Columbus Duck Race. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the health and safety of the patients, families, and community members is always prioritized. Therefore, as we continue to navigate through the ongoing and rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided out of abundance of caution that this year the ducks are going digital! Our virtual duck race gives participants near and far the opportunity to join in the fun from the comfort of their own home. The “duck pluck” will take place on Saturday, August 21st at 11:00am and winners will be announced by our special guests.
Leading up to the event, a variety of safe and socially distanced activities and community engagements will be available for our supporters. Follow us on Instagram at @cbusduckrace or Facebook @DBofNCH (Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital) to stay up to date on those opportunities.
You can help by donating through my event page, using the "Donate Now" button.
The following donations enter rubber ducks as participants in the race:
Solo Duck – $5
Family of Ducks - $25 - 6 Racer Ducks
Flock of Ducks - $50 - 12 Racer Ducks
Colony of Ducks - $100 - 25 Racer Ducks
Gaggle of Ducks - $250 - 60 Racer Ducks
Brood of Ducks - $500 - 130 Racer Ducks
All proceeds raised from the Columbus Duck Race support pediatric research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's. The institute supports the discovery of new knowledge and its translation into novel therapeutics and diagnostic tests to advance pediatric research and improve the health and quality of life for children and their families. The impact on children who previously had little hope has truly been remarkable.
Every $5 donation (i.e., rubber duck purchase) also enters you for a chance to win one of three cash prizes: $3,000, $2,000, or $1,000. Each duck purchased will be assigned a number that corresponds to a racer duck at the event, where each winner will be determined.
Our family knows firsthand how important and life-changing the work is at Nationwide Children's Hospital. I very much appreciate you joining me in supporting this cause.