Meet some of our cancer and blood disorder patients and learn about the Akron Children's Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Kent State holds 3rd annual Flash-A-Thon


This weekend, students at Kent State University will be dancing, moving and grooving for a cause during the 3rd annual Flash-A-Thon. Organized by students, the dance marathon raises money throughout the year for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. It concludes with a 12-40 hour event where participants stand, dance and […]

Sickle cell patients need community support at Be a Lifesaver event May 30

Ava and Olivia

Megan Lancaster, of Canton, has adorable twins, Ava and Olivia. At 14 months, they’re crawling and cruising, trying hard to become toddlers. They are healthy for now. But having been diagnosed with sickle cell disease just after birth, the little girls could have their first painful, sickle cell health emergency any time now. Like all […]

Teen with cancer has unforgettable prom

Follow Jackie Custer, a 17-year-old junior from North Canton, as she experiences “A Prom to Remember,” an annual charity event that gives teens who’ve been affected by cancer the ultimate prom experience. Diagnosed with leukemia last year, Jackie went to the prom with a group of friends, …

Photos: Getting ready for A Prom to Remember

A Prom to Remember 2015

Every teen wants her prom to be memorable and spectacular. And for a group of teen cancer patients at Akron Children’s Hospital, they got just that with A Prom to Remember – complete with red-carpet treatment at no cost to the teens and their families.

A Prom to Remember Selfies

A Prom to Remember 2015

Our selfie camera caught some great smiles as the teens showed off their black-tie fashions for the long-awaited A Prom to Remember.

Bone cancer doesn’t slow down this survivor

Brandon and his fiance, Kelly

While at a dirt bike race in June of 2012, Brandon O’Donnell noticed some pain in his left knee. At first he thought he had torn his meniscus, so the next day he went to his orthopedic surgeon to get an MRI. The MRI revealed the cause of his pain was osteosarcoma, a common form […]