After two life-altering events, the Russ family shares an unbreakable bond with Akron Children’s Hospital. In 2005, Ron and Maureen Russ’ newborn daughter Madison passed away from a brain malformation. Three years later, 6-month-old son Jack lost his life after a car accident. Ron, Maureen and their other children – Casey, Bailey, Emma and Alexis […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
In February, Elizabeth Smith’s 2-year-old nephew Kyle Matthew Smith passed away from myotonic dystrophy, a type of muscular dystrophy. “He spent a large portion of his life at Akron Children’s Hospital,” Elizabeth said. “His death obviously had a big impact on my children, so they decided they wanted to raise money for Akron Children’s.” […]
Subaru’s Share the Love campaign grew this year to include both the Boardman and Brunswick dealerships in raising money to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. At the end of each year, Subaru dealerships across the country participate in the Share the Love campaign, where Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to […]
In 1984, during one of the most tragic times in their lives, Hudson residents Tom and Brenda Clark made a promise to themselves that one day they would give back to the hospital that did so much for them during their son Brandon’s short life. Born with microcephaly, Brandon received physical, occupational and speech therapy […]
This year, more than 600 students at Kent State University, The University of Akron and Walsh University gave up a Saturday to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital at their schools’ Dance Marathon events. Their efforts brought in a combined total of more than $90,000 for Akron Children’s patients. Dance Marathon is a fundraiser through […]
Roll over Elvis, the Beatles and the Boss. The newest “rock” craze hitting Northeast Ohio has nothing to do with rock and roll and a whole lot to do with real rocks. It all started last July when Nancy Pierson, of Alliance, was inspired to begin a Facebook page called “Northeast Ohio Rocks” after hearing […]