Gala celebrates 125 years of service

More than 1,000 attendees celebrated Akron Children’s Hospital’s upcoming 125th birthday at an anniversary gala on Sept. 12. The event highlighted our generous community’s support and was presented by the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital.

Warren community welcomes 2nd primary care office

A short pause in seeing patients recently gave our Warren team of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics a chance to show off their new office, which was designed through the eyes of a child. About 25 elected officials and community leaders attended the lunch-time event to help cut the ribbon with a few young patients, while […]

Photo gallery: 2015 Kids Are Number One Run

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

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.