Racing for Kids revs up smiles

Race car driver Ed Carpenter and Fire Hawk visit with patient William and his brother.

Patients at Akron Children’s Hospital were delighted to receive a visit from IndyCar Series veteran driver Ed Carpenter and Fire Hawk through Racing for Kids.

Spreading holiday cheer (photo gallery)

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Each December, the volunteer offices are overwhelmed with holiday cheer and donations for Akron Children’s patients, and this year was no different.

Start your engines Racing for Kids gets patients revved up

Racing for Kids

It may not have been Lightning McQueen, but a visit to Akron Children’s Hospital by IndyCar Series driver Sebastian Saavedra, complete with a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course pace car, revved up plenty of excitement from staff and patients last week. The visit was part of the Racing for Kids program, which has been coming to […]

Wishing kids a speedy recovery

Akron Children's Hospital patient Hunter Freeman, of Butler, Ohio, enjoyed a visit from former Indy Race driver Robbie Buhl.

It’s not every day you have the opportunity to hop into a real Indy race car.

So when doctors, nurses, patients and hospital visitors noticed the shiny black racer with top speeds of 235 mph parked outside the front door of Akron Children’s Hospital on Aug. 2, they couldn’t help but climb inside and grab the wheel.

Golf pro swings by for a visit to deliver quilts to patients

Golf pro Martin Laird and his wife, Meagan, offer a homemade quilt to Andrew Mazer, 9, of Doylestown. He chose a sports-themed blue quilt as a happy reminder of his hospital stay.

Golf pro Martin Laird and his wife, Meagan, in Akron for this weekend’s World Golf Championship–Bridgestone Invitational, stopped by Akron Children’s to visit with patients and distribute homemade quilts. The nonprofit group, Quilts for Kids, donated 120 quilts to the hospital. The quilts are stitched by volunteers all across the country.

Surprise visit from Cleveland Browns players lifts patients’ spirits

Keevan Linhart gets a high five from Cleveland Browns defensive tackle John Hughes.

Cancer patients welcomed three very tall and very large Cleveland Browns players into their rooms at Akron Children’s Hospital on June 19.