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.

Ultramarathon runner will go the distance for childhood cancer

Larry DeWitt  at the Leadville Race Series

Endurance athlete Larry DeWitt plans to run the Burning River 100, a 100-mile trail race through northeast Ohio, on July 25-26 in honor of Ben O’Daniel and to raise funds for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Ben, 16, has been in the care of the Showers Center since being diagnosed with leukemia 3 years ago.

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

Jackie Custer at A Prom to Remember

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.