To 19-year-old Maggie Doran, the annual Akron Children’s Hospital Charity Ball was a special night where she got to dress up in a formal gown, put on white gloves and pearls, and waltz with her dad, David. To Maggie’s mom, Elizabeth, the Charity Ball was much more than that. It represented another step toward acceptance […]
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 […]
Families of NICU alumni are encouraged to send photos for inclusion in the 2014 Cap and Bootie tree.
Kaitlynn Kurdziel, 19, was used to dancing every day – and at a high level – until an unfortunate fall one day while practicing. In February 2017, the dance management major at Youngstown State University hit a slippery spot on the floor, did a turn, lost traction and broke her ankle. She was at a […]