Central Ohio Chapter

The Central Ohio Chapter is honored to serve families who are raising children living with life-threatening illnesses. We do so by providing cost free, fun filled destination events throughout the year that we call Adventures.  We could not provide a timeout from the challenge of life long illness if not for the support of the local community and fundraisers. Thank you to all our valued partners!


To see events in Central Ohio, take a look at our calendar!

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Enroll A Child

Do you have or know a child with a life-threatening illness? Enroll them with this chapter to be a part of the A Kid Again family!

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Support Your Local Chapter

Your generosity will help thousands of kids living with a life-threatening illness receive the gift of hope, happiness, and healing in the time they need it most. Please make your one time or monthly gift today and help us fuel adventure for families in our local community!

Donate Your Time

Time is something that money cannot buy. At A Kid Again we strive to provide robust volunteer opportunities that are fun filled and kid centric. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy adventure and have a heart for serving others.

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Central Ohio Staff

Kathy M. Derr
Director of Volunteers & Programs
Cassy Sleeper
Director of Strategic Relationships

Central Ohio Advisory Board

Mike Crotty, Chair
Spirit Services
Rick Ricart, Vice Chair
Ricart Automotive
Brent Thomas, Treasurer
Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
Sabrina Oden, Women's Council Liaison
Jeremy Taylor
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Scott Archer
Client Executive
Sirius Computer Solutions
Elliot Bohling
Account Supervisor
Todd Jackson
National Account Manager
Golden State Foods
Lisa Kelso
Director of Business Operations
AEP Ohio
Jessica Kim
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office
Chad Lusher
Sarah N. Miller
CRT, Realtors
Brad Mullenix
Vice President
Huntington National Bank
Greg Oden
Athlete Advisor
Edyoucore Sports
Mike Paoletta
Jon Petz, CSP
Motivational Speaker
Bore No More!
Austin Poe, D. Arch
Business Development Leader
M+A Architects
Kirsten Sheely
Studio Leader
Kerri Ward
Senior Director of Brand, Communications and Community
Easton Community Foundation
Jeff White
Archie Williamson
President/Senior Managing Director
Diversified Systems Inc.

Central Ohio Hope Partners

Central Ohio Happiness Partners

Central Ohio Healing Partners

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Kroger Community Rewards Program

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Want to Make a
Bigger Impact?

In the United States alone, 500,000 kids are battling a life-threatening illness. At any point in time, 5,000 children are living in the last 6 months of their lives. Help us deliver smiles and memories that will last until the next adventure to families in our community. Visit our sponsor page to learn how you can get involved year round.

Visit our sponsor page to learn more.

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