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.

Rare diagnosis inspires patient to give back

A gifted athlete, Megan Merrill didn’t let ovarian cancer stop her. Now, the former cancer patient gives back as much as she can to help other children with cancer.

Cancer survivor James Dimuccio asks others to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer

James knows the struggle kids and their families face when they’re battling cancer. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, he spent the next 3 ½ years in treatment, first at the hospital’s Akron campus and then at our Beeghly campus. James is telling his story and encouraging his classmates to purchase special gold shoelaces as part of “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer” during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

Join Molly Norris in Lacing Up 4 Pediatric Cancer

If you saw Molly Norris chasing a soccer ball or celebrating a win with her teammates on Manchester High School girls’ soccer team, you would never know the she has been facing serious health challenges since age 2.

A life-saving gesture, a life-long bond

Rob Bell, a 39-year-old U.S. Army logistics supervisor, and Lexie Hodges, 20, are forever connected as he selflessly donated his bone marrow to her 6 years ago. They just met this past May.

LOPen delivers smiles, rocks the night away

What originally began in 2003 as a golf outing to raise awareness for Akron Children’s Hospital has raised more than $500,000 for our Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Now in its 13th year, the annual LOPen charity event, created by Phil Lopez and Brad Croce, once again featured live concerts and […]

Through the lens of a child

What happens when you give pediatric cancer patients a camera and the skills to use it? Answer: A gallery of self-expressive photos that speak volumes about how a child views the world. Thanks to a grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project, patients at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders […]