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Akron Children's annual "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" Radiothon, presented by 98.1 WKDD, raises money to buy child-size equipment and to fund patient care, community outreach and research. Read the inspiring stories from this annual event, and share yours.

Akron Children’s Hospital named one of Akron’s best

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Akron Life magazine recently released its “Best of the City” issue, a reader-nominated contest that garnered 1,000 nominations. Akron Children’s Hospital received acclaim in 2 categories – best local charity event and best local place to volunteer.

The Have a Heart, Do Your Part radiothon raises $633,306 (Photo Gallery)

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The 15th annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon ended this year as another success. The radiothon kicked off on Feb. 12 during the Change Bandit Bash at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls. More than 300 people attended the Bash to turn in their spare change and enjoy food and giveaways as well as activities such as face painting.

Akron Children’s saved our son’s life

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My son has had multiple visits and extended stays at Akron Children’s. He has a condition that requires multiple specialists as well.

2 years after being diagnosed with leukemia, Ava gets ready to celebrate her last treatment

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When 6-year-old Ava Turner smiles at you, you immediately find yourself smiling back. And these days, Ava has a lot to smile about, thanks to Akron Children’s Hospital.

St. Sebastian students have heart

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St. Sebastian Parish School students once again participated in Akron Children’s Hospital’s 15th annual Have a Heart, Do Your Part radiothon. Sixth grade teacher Mike McDonald organized our Change Bandits and set a $500 goal, which was the amount we collected in 2013.

Uncovering the mystery: Toddler diagnosed with rare muscular disorder

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If anyone needs an example of resilience, they need to look no further than 2-year-old Jack Lee. Jack arrived at the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital on Oct. 4, 2011 – 7 weeks premature and struggling to breathe.