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.

Morning TV news anchor brings energy to the dance floor

As co-anchor for Fox 8 News in the Morning, Kristi Capel has more charisma than most at 4:30 a.m., and she’s hoping to bring that same charisma to the dance floor as she participates in Akron Children’s Hospitals’ 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event Oct. 24 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Dancing …with a twist of lime

Business man and bar owner, Jimmy Salaheddine knows how to make a good cocktail, but his ability to shake, stir and twist will take on a whole new meaning when he steps on stage at Akron Civic Theatre for Akron Children’s Hospital’s 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event Oct. 24.

Style and Stitches Fashion Show delights attendees

More than 80 people filled The Tangier on Oct. 8 for the Style and Stitches Fashion Show. The event was sponsored by the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital, led by President Madeline Bozzelli.

How to talk to your kids about Ebola

concerned mother talking to daughter

  Child psychologist Georgette Constantinou shares these tips for parents who want to ease their children’s concerns about the Ebola virus: Keep calm while discussing this topic with your children and use age appropriate language. Listen to them and gauge what they are hearing and are worried about, and acknowledge their fears. Reassure them that […]

Ebola: what you need to know


As news reports link Northeast Ohio and Summit County to the Ebola virus situation, rest assured Akron Children’s Hospital continues to work closely with other hospitals and health officials including Summit County Public Health to be prepared for possible Ebola patients. As of Wed., Oct. 15, Akron Children’s has not had a confirmed or suspected case […]

Keeping the beat – from the mayor’s office to the dance floor

Press releases, speeches and twitter feeds are just a few of the ways Stephanie York, director of communications for the City of Akron, stays on the pulse of things happening in the city. But, on Oct. 24, she’ll be stepping to her own beat as she takes to the stage at Akron Civic Theatre as part of Akron Children’s Hospital’s 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event.