Jajca is a good egg

Doggie Brigade volunteer Linda Lester and Jajca

There’s at least one special thing to look forward to every Monday at Akron Children’s Hospital and his name is Jajca. Monday is the day Doggie Brigade member Linda Lester volunteers to share Jajca with patients on our hematology-oncology unit.

KinderCare Learning Centers donate more than 1,500 stuffed animals for patients at Akron Children’s


It took several minivans and even a KinderCare bus to deliver all of the donations collected during the center’s community teddy bear drive last week.

Holiday Tree Festival volunteer spotlight: Jolea Swann


For 32 years, the Holiday Tree Festival has been presented to the community by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital. It is the commitment of the volunteers that has made the festival a successful event that draws more than 250,000 attendees every year.

Holiday Tree Festival will sparkle again (Infographic) Come to the John S. Knight Center Nov.23- Dec.1

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The 32nd annual Holiday Tree Festival will take place Nov.23 – Dec. 1 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. Admission to the festival is free.

Volunteers help deliver holiday cheer to palliative care families


Each year, the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center at Akron Children’s Hospital sends handmade, signed holiday greeting cards to their patients and families, as well as bereaved families. The number of palliative families keeps growing every year, and this year there were 1,400.

Doggie Brigade encounter feels like home

Memphis, 4, with Dallice, who is three months old.

I was in Akron Children’s Hospital this year with my newborn daughter. On this particular night, there had been a tornado warning while I was in the Reinberger Center kitchen getting something to eat.