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 […]
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 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.
The Internet has become a leading source of health information for families, and the Akron Children’s Hospital YouTube channel has been no exception. There have been 144,118 views of our videos in 2011, a 33 percent increase over our previous high set in 2010. And we still have a couple weeks left! As we look […]
It was sweet of Akron Beacon Journal food writer Lisa Abraham to bring representatives from Peeps & Company to visit our patient families in Akron today. These marshmallow confections have been bringing smiles to both kids and kids at heart since the 1940s, and sure enough, the Peeps produced plenty of grins at Akron Children’s […]