Farewell to 15,000 pounds of Miracles
Amazing Wallscape to come down after 2-year display
If you’ve been along High Street in downtown Columbus you can’t miss it. Dedicated on Valentine’s Day, 2011, our “Miracles at Play” Wallscape weighs 15,000 pounds was the most complex outdoor display ever created here in Columbus. The project was an amazing gift, completely donated to the hospital by Nationwide Insurance. If you haven’t seen it – make a point to swing by soon as the wallscape will be coming down next week after two years of traffic-stopping display.
The Wallscape and it’s “Miracles at Play” message have been transformational for the hospital . It featured seven children, all with special connections to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Highlights included Lucas (budding philanthropist), hanging from monkey bars suspended between wings of the building, Savanna (cancer survivor) and Anna (asthma patient) who sat on a seesaw weighing approximately 4,000 pounds. They were all amazing ambassadors for the hospital and helped raise more than $100,000. Thanks to Wolfe Associates Inc. $1 was donated for each person who joined the Miracles at Play movement, up to $100,000. We reached this goal during the first year and our community on Facebook has now grown to nearly 140,000-strong.
Even as Miracles at Play comes down we are planning for our next Wallscape. Thanks to continued generosity from Nationwide Insurance we have a new display donated. Here’s a sneak preview. We’re looking forward to stopping more traffic in the years ahead.