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.

Research studies aim to advance diabetes treatment

Juvenile diabetes mellitus type 1

You may already know that Akron Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric healthcare provider in Northeast Ohio. But you might not realize that it is also at the forefront of research, with the ability to make significant healthcare advances for infants, children and adolescents through scientific discovery and creativity.

Poland girl shares “Pilot for a Day” experience with Air Force veteran grandfather

Pilot for a Day Celina Dennis

You can’t blame Celina Dennis for having a hard time pinpointing the best part of her “Pilot for a Day” experience at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station this week. Since June 2000, the Pilot for a Day program has given more than 60 children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses an opportunity to meet Reservists and receive a VIP, behind-the-scenes air base experience.

Annual toy drive raises spirits, brings fun and games to the Valley

YSU student Tabitha holds toy drive

There’s nothing like a new toy to brighten a child’s day. For a sick or injured child at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, toys also bring a sense of comfort – momentarily taking a child outside the walls of their hospital room to help them feel like a kid again.

Vote for Tyler and help Akron Children’s win $20,000


A contest could yield a $20,000 donation to Akron Children’s Hospital – but we need your help!

With an emphasis on fun, diabetes support group grows

MV diabetes support group skating party

The Mahoning Valley D-PACK (Diabetes-Parent Advisory Committee for Kids) held its third event since it formed last fall with a skating party in Warren that drew more than 90 attendees.

Kent State holds 3rd annual Flash-A-Thon


This weekend, students at Kent State University will be dancing, moving and grooving for a cause during the 3rd annual Flash-A-Thon. Organized by students, the dance marathon raises money throughout the year for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. It concludes with a 12-40 hour event where participants stand, dance and […]