Join One Generation Fighting for the Next
Children’s Miracle Network, the alliance of hospitals for children in the United States, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds for 170 pediatric hospitals across North America. Each year, these hospitals provide the finest care, research and community outreach to help millions of children fight pediatric illness or injury alone.

The 170 hospitals that Children’s Miracle Network supports are available 24 hours of a day to help children of every age, background and with every disease- from asthma, cancer, anemia, pediatric AIDS, osteopathic problems, muscular dystrophy, and serious injury. 

Donations made to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since inception, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised more than $200 million for the kids, most of it $1 at a time.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is America’s largest children’s hospital in the country, providing advanced care to more than 1.2 million patients every year. However, they are more than a hospital. The hospital believes that “when your child needs a hospital, everything matters” as they strive to provide quality health care services to children of all ages, from newborns to teens.
Families travel from around the country and the world to access the life-saving treatments at Nationwide Children’s – many unavailable anywhere else. Doctors and researchers at Nationwide Children’s are revolutionizing child health and the health of future generations every day and OTTERTHON has the honor of supporting their efforts through raising funds.
Nationwide Children’s is the 4th busiest children’s hospital in the country and is continuing to make strides both along the bedside and in the research field. They are one of the top 10 of the National Institute of Health funded pediatric research institutes, and have over 13,000 employees working towards new groundbreaking treatments and providing best outcomes for the children in their care. Providing exceptional care in several specialties, Nationwide Children’s was recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll.
One hundred percent of donations made through OTTERTHON go straight to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and are put directly towards the treatments of children in need. By participating in OTTERTHON you are changing the lives of children right here in Central Ohio.