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There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.

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.

Under the Sea: Kay Jewelers team treats patients to underwater-themed adventure

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Sea creatures, sunshine and smiles were on hand recently when Akron Children’s patients and their families were treated to an aquatic-themed carnival in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center.

Patient families and staff reunite to celebrate Graffiti Project

Perkins Square Park resembled a family reunion on Aug. 13 when patient families and Akron Children’s employees came together to celebrate the conclusion of the Graffiti Project. The Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation created the Graffiti Project as a way to honor, remember and celebrate the hospital’s current and former patients.

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

Fire Truck Day makes a splash for childhood burn survivors

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Fire Truck Day is a long standing tradition of the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) Camp as fire trucks from all over the region gather at Portage Lakes State Park to make a giant splash and suds party for children who’ve been treated in Akron Children’s burn center.

Clubs for Kids Golf Classic nets nearly $60,000 for Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley

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The 4th annual Clubs for Kids Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley was held Friday, Aug. 1, at the Youngstown Country Club. A total of 36 teams and 144 golfers participated. The event raised nearly $60,000, bringing the 4-year total to more than $200,000 for Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley programs and services. […]