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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.

A little more than a year after cancer diagnosis, Luke is once again active and healthy

Luke with his dog

Luke Ritchey was never what his mom, Sharon, would call a sick kid. Growing up, he never had so much as an ear infection. But things took an unexpected turn when Luke started to have a headache on Christmas Eve 2013

Oncology patients enjoy holiday celebration

A Holiday Celebration Dinner

The 4th annual “A Holiday Celebration Dinner” drew nearly 200 hematology and oncology patients and their immediate families, volunteers and hospital staff at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman.

Wrestlers help “ring” in the holidays (Video)

Getting a selfie to share with friends and family.

WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston and Natalya stepped out of the ring to share some holiday joy with the patients at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Arranged with the help of WWE ring announcer Lillian Garcia and the LOPEN Charity events, they also brought presents, signed autographs, shared pet photos and […]

Annual Project Ed Bear Gala Auction set for Dec. 1

Project Ed Bear donated funds to pay for the Bear Cave playroom in Children's outpatient hematology-oncology clinic.

As you firm up holiday plans for December, be sure to leave Monday, Dec. 1, open to attend the 20th Annual Project Ed Bear Gala Auction at Quaker Station to benefit cancer patients at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Cancer survivor John Hillock becomes king of the stage during 3rd annual Dancing for the Kids event

Dancing for the Kids

Nine local talents danced their way into the hearts of more than 500 people recently at the 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event at the Akron Civic Theatre. The show raised $93,386 for the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s.

Brookfield woman honors daughter’s memory with annual toy drive

Rachel Baker

The family and friends of Rachel Baker continue to fulfill her wishes of lifting children’s spirits even four years after she passed away at age 21.

Judy Baker organizes an annual toy drive in her hometown of Brookfield, Ohio, in honor of her daughter, who was studying to become a pediatric oncology nurse at Youngstown State University two years after being diagnosed with leukemia.