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Stickers, tiaras and capes translate to smiles

Smiles with Style, a non-profit makeover organization, began at Akron Children’s Hospital with a little luck and a whole lot of good timing.
Jen Koch, executive director and creator of Smiles with Style, began volunteering at Akron Children’s more than two years ago and turned something as simple as braiding patients’ hair into a full-scale non-profit organization.

Selflessness and compassion make volunteer worthy of presidential recognition

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At 72, Barb Bletzer has been a vital part of the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley volunteer team since the hospital’s inception. Five years and 2,000 hours of service later, Barb can add a new accomplishment to her resume: the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Honoring our volunteers

Dick and Bob Green

The story of Akron Children’s Hospital, dating back to 1890, includes an element about the power of volunteerism. A group of volunteers came together to talk about one thing – service above self.

A Disney-inspired thank you to hospital supporters (Photo Gallery)

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To say thank you to the event coordinators, volunteers, Change Bandits and CMN partners who donated $878,741 last year, Akron Children’s Hospital hosted the “Night at the Movies” recognition event on March 20 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Meet palliative care volunteer Meg Lamb

Meg Lamb

Because of her healthcare background and community volunteerism, Meg Lamb was an obvious choice for the community leadership team for Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center.

It’s all in the family when it comes to Goldendoodles

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Diane Bratt knows her beautiful goldendoodle Sophie is a diamond in the “ruff.” She’s one of those amazing dogs with just the right temperament to be a member of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Doggie Brigade.