The stories behind the trees are the heart and soul of the Holiday Tree Festival. For 36 years people have been inspired to decorate and donate trees to support Akron Children’s Hospital for a variety of reasons, and Megan Mullet’s first grade students are no exception. After one of her students, Austin Kurtz, had to […]
The Holiday Tree Festival is bringing holiday cheer to downtown Akron for the 36th year starting November 18. Since it began in 1982, the Holiday Tree Festival, which is presented by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital, has raised more than $5.3 million to support Akron Children’s Hospital. This year is the festival’s biggest yet […]
The 6th annual Dancing for the Kids event, hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital and presented by Northwestern Mutual, raised a record-breaking $155,613 to benefit cancer research at the hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders. Dance Unlimited, a therapeutic dance program at Akron Children’s for patients of all […]
Jennifer Arnold’s eye-opening experience as part of the 7th annual Children’s Up Close day included a test of an oncologist’s negotiating skills. “A little boy was trying to convince the doctor that his bloodwork had to be redone; he was upset about not being allowed to play football because of his condition,” Arnold said. Arnold, […]
Families of NICU alumni are encouraged to send photos for inclusion in the 2014 Cap and Bootie tree.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Dance Unlimited, the hospital’s dance therapy program. Funding will help the program expand into additional parts of northeast Ohio while keeping the program free for families. In addition, the funds will allow the program to purchase new equipment like sport-style wheelchairs, dance costumes […]