Photo gallery: 2015 Kids Are Number One Run

Doggie cam

More than 1,000 runners, walkers and dogs participated in the day’s festivities, and many more friends and family members joined them for the fun and fitness-oriented activities in Perkins Square Park. The event raised $10,000 for Akron Children’s social work department and a picnic for patients and families affected by cerebral palsy. If you were […]

Akron Children’s is 1 of 4 U.S. sites to study investigational drug for mitochondrial disease


Happily living in New York City and working as a hospital administrator, life couldn’t have been better for 28-yar-old Claire “Missy” Geisler – that is until mitochondrial disease changed everything.

Missy, who is now 49, was diagnosed 10 years ago with mitochondrial myopathy, a common disease in patients with a primary mitochondrial disorder.

Radiothon raises nearly $500,000 in 16th year


Since 2000, the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part Radiothon,” presented by 98.1 WKDD, has provided patients and families the opportunity to share their personal stories on the air, prompting hundreds of listeners to call in with pledges to Akron Children’s Hospital. This year, our community had a heart and raised nearly $500,000 for Akron Children’s during the three day event.

Change Bandit Spotlight: Thanking Akron Children’s for 12 years of care

Reymann family

Our connection to Akron Children’s Hospital goes back 12 years. Our first son, Derek, was born 5 weeks early via emergency C-section after a placenta abruption and was brought to Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Online Rewind: Top 10 YouTube videos of 2014


Celebrities, superheroes and childhood health concerns were on the minds of visitors to Akron Children’s YouTube channel in 2014. The channel recorded a record 213,318 views. Here are our top 10 most viewed videos for the year. 1. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 2. Second Set of Mono Mono Twins Arrive (WEWS) 3. Breastfeeding in Public 4. […]

Kohl’s is the right “fit” for kids

Continuing its 13-year commitment to Akron Children’s, Kohl’s Cares® announced its donation of $293,950 during a fitness rally at Orchard Hill in North Canton on Oct. 31. The donation provides continued support of the hospital’s fitness initiative, Kohl’s Fit and Healthy Kids, a program targeted toward local elementary and middle school students. “Kohl’s is very […]