What Big Fun Is All About
Every Ticket Counts
Every ticket purchased helps local children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital battling a Pediatric Cancer diagnosis get the treatment that they need. This includes providing the families with financial aid (even with insurance coverage, out-‐of-‐pocket expenses for a family with a child diagnosed will average between $40,000 and $65,000 per year. Because of this over 50% of these families battling pediatric cancer will go bankrupt), as well as providing funding to Nationwide Children’s cutting edge pediatric cancer research facility; dedicated to curing Pediatric Cancer, a disease that kills more kids in the U.S. per year than all other illnesses combined.
"Big Fun Kids Fest is founded on family, community, and the belief that every child deserves the right to play, laugh, learn and grow; not with uncertainty of tomorrow, but with the promise of a future filled with endless possibilities."
It is because of the above mission that BFKF is so invested in the Pediatric Cancer Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Instead of enjoying childhood, the kids on this floor lie very sick, undergoing constant but necessary harsh treatments, and everyday hoping for good news that often never comes. Instead of calling Nationwide Children’s a ‘Hospital’, kids on the Oncology/ Hematology floor call it ‘Home’.
Equipped with an award winning on-‐site cancer research facility and ranked one of the top children’s cancer hospitals in the Nation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides treatment for over 13,000 cancer visits per year. However with Pediatric Cancer receiving just 3% charitable funding from the National Cancer Institute, providing these kids with the life-‐saving treatments necessary is a daily battle.
Although Big Fun Kids Fest takes place just once per year, BFKF’s dedication to our partners at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is year-‐round. By purchasing BFKF tickets you are creating new family traditions and teaching kids early on the importance of helping kids like them in need. With your help and the support of our Sponsors and our community, it Big Fun Kids Fest’s goal that someday all kids can join in on the fun instead of looking on from a hospital bed; making memories not of sickness, but of a childhood filled with friends, laughter, adventure, and this Big Fun family tradition.View Our Ticket Packages!
Make a Donation
In the battle against Childhood Cancer every penny counts. By showing your support, you’re telling a child battling pediatric cancer that they’re not alone in the fight. For that, Big Fun Kids Fest and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, along with all families fighting THANK YOU.
- -‐ Monetary Donations: Check, Cash, Credit Card (100% goes directly to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cancer Unit)
- -‐ In Kind Donations: Toys, Games, Video Games, Tablets, Home Goods (Detergent, Soaps, Clothing, etc.) – all in kind items are required to be new and unused filled with friends, laughter, adventure, and this Big Fun family tradition.
Donate your time & expertise! If you’re interested in joining our team and being a part of an amazing and rewarding experience email us at Info@BigFunKidsFest.com. Please note that volunteers, internships and employment require full background checks.Learn How to Get Involved!