Sunday is Oscar night and, in Hollywood, they will be rolling out the red carpet for stars dropping names like Valentino, Chanel, Dior and McQueen. At Akron Children’s Hospital, we combine style with mission. Our clothing choices typically communicate 2 things – “We love our jobs” and “We love kids.” Take a look at a few of Akron Children’s own style makers.
Nine local talents danced their way into the hearts of more than 500 people recently at the 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event at the Akron Civic Theatre. The show raised $93,386 for the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s.
When Sarah Rush, MD, puts her heels on for work as a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Akron’s Children’s Hospital, it generally has nothing to do with dancing. But, on Oct. 24, that will change as she steps on stage at Akron Civic Theatre as part of the 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event.
Kaela Keller should be filling out applications for college, learning how to drive, practicing sprints with the Garaway High School Track team and looking for a fun part-time job. Instead, the 17 year old from Dover has put many of those plans on hold as she undergoes chemotherapy to fight spine and brain tumors at Akron Children’s Hospital.
When Gina and Mitchell Merriman learned in December that their 8-year-old daughter, Leah, had a brain tumor, they were devastated. The Stow, Ohio, family immediately began a medical journey that would include MRIs and visits with multiple pediatric specialists at Akron Children’s.