Cancer patients experience wonder and magic of the circus at Camp Ed Bear

Camp Ed Bear

For the past 32 years, cancer and blood disorder patients from Akron Children’s Hospital have had an opportunity for fun and adventure with their hospital caregivers during the weekend-long Camp Ed Bear. And this year’s circus theme was a hit with campers of all ages.

Teens get real Hollywood happy ending

Cancer survivors Alexis Hodges and C.J. Evans

You can always expect a lot of buzz when a best-selling novel is about to become a blockbuster movie. But when “The Fault in Our Stars” opens on the big screen on June 6, 2 of Akron Children’s patients will be caught up in the buzz a bit more than the rest of us. Cancer survivors Alexis Hodges, 19, and C.J. Evans, 17, have roles in the movie.

Children’s hospitals team up to improve quality of childhood cancer and blood disorders care (VIDEO)


When it comes to improving the quality of care for childhood cancer and blood disorders patients, there’s definitely strength in numbers. That’s why Children’s Hospital Association members have been working together on projects that make a difference in the lives of hematology-oncology patients.

New mural sparks children’s imaginations


Akron Children’s Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders in the Mahoning Valley is even more colorful this fall with the addition of a jungle-inspired mural.

Off to the races (Photo Gallery)


The 52nd annual Harness Race Rally, presented by the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital, took place Aug. 2 at Northfield Park.

Dance, dance Kent State Students raise $14,000 for childhood cancer patients


The Harlem Shake seems to be the new trend, but when Kent State University students dance, they dance to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital.