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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.

13 year old with sickle cell disease commissioned as “Pilot for a Day”

Javionte Allen as Pilot for a Day

Watching her 13 year-old son, who’s battled Sickle Cell Disease since birth, be sworn in as an honorary second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force had Tia Allen beaming with pride this month at the 910th Airlift Wing in Vienna.

Calling young athletes: Lace up and take a stand against childhood cancer

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and young athletes across the country are showing their support of kids touched by cancer by wearing special gold laces.

Cancer survivors’ night at Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ game

Aug. 17 marked the Mahoning Valley’s 3rd Annual Kid’s Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration, which took place with the Scrappers at Eastwood Field in Niles. The event kicked off National Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which is right around the corner, starting in Septembe

Cancer patients experience wonder and magic of the circus at Camp Ed Bear

Camp Ed Bear

For the past 32 years, cancer and blood disorder patients from Akron Children’s Hospital have had an opportunity for fun and adventure with their hospital caregivers during the weekend-long Camp Ed Bear. And this year’s circus theme was a hit with campers of all ages.

Teens get real Hollywood happy ending

Cancer survivors Alexis Hodges and C.J. Evans

You can always expect a lot of buzz when a best-selling novel is about to become a blockbuster movie. But when “The Fault in Our Stars” opens on the big screen on June 6, 2 of Akron Children’s patients will be caught up in the buzz a bit more than the rest of us. Cancer survivors Alexis Hodges, 19, and C.J. Evans, 17, have roles in the movie.

Hail to the Chefs recognizes Dr. Jeffrey Hord, raises funds for local charities

Dr. Jeffrey Hord

The 9th annual Hail to the Chefs event on Friday, May 30, at Lake Forest Country Club will feature great food, cocktails, entertainment and a charity auction.