It was an election year extravaganza from the nation’s leading political satire troupe. On Oct. 5, The Capitol Steps brought its political satire to Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown for a one-night only performance. By the end of the evening, the event raised $20,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. The evening kicked off with a […]
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.
The Mahoning Valley once again made “miracles” possible for children and families. The community raised $248,036 for Akron Children’s Hospital during the annual Miracles and Promises Radiothon. It brings the event’s 8-year total to $1.5 million. Broadcast live from Mix 98.9 and 570 WKBN Sept. 21-23, hospital patients and families shared their stories of hope and […]
Walk for Babies will hold its 10th annual event on Oct. 2 to raise money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Akron Children’s. To date, the event has raised more than $700,000, and the event’s organizers hope to raise another $121,000 this year. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, we asked 10 different families […]
“A marathon is metaphor for life,” said Meb Keflezighi, while visiting Akron Children’s patients Thursday afternoon. “It’s not a sprint. It’s about resilience and being in it for the long haul.” In Akron to receive the 2016 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank, Meb is the only person to win an Olympic medal, […]
On a late summer evening, LaTonya Lewis was gathered with a group of parents in West Akron as their sons and daughters held football and cheerleading practices on the eve of a new school year. LaTonya, the outreach coordinator for Ohio’s Region Six Sickle Cell Program based at Akron Children’s Hospital, used the opportunity to reach […]
Tyler Jordan’s family first came to Akron Children’s when he was 8 years old to be treated for cerebral palsy, because its Boardman location was close to their home in Niles. His mom, Glenna, remembers being told when Tyler was born that he would never walk, talk, etc. We are happy to say Tyler, now […]