Giving the gift of life through blood donation

Thomas was nervous to donate blood for the first time.

When Angela Eaton was 9 years old, her mother was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Throughout the years, she required many blood transfusions and two kidney transplants. As Eaton grew up, she knew she wanted to help her mom and others like her in any way possible. As soon as she was eligible, she went […]

A year of celebration (Infographic)


A record-breaking $22,400,000, was raised by the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2013.

Thank you to our more than 11,000 donors who enabled us to continue to provide patient-centered care for the children in the communities we serve.

Take a look back at some of the most memorable accomplishments of 2013.

Recognizing our young philanthropists The importance of giving back


Save the date for #GivingTuesday on Dec. 3. You can donate online, volunteer your time, sign up to be a Change Bandit for the Akron or Mahoning Valley radiothons, or share a blog post. See how some of our kids give back to the hospital. How will you give back this giving season?

Keeping Dominic’s memory alive

Rick, Andrew and Cheryl Cardarelli

In 2011, after several years of trying to start a family, Rick and Cheryl Cardarelli, of Stow, became pregnant with their first son, Dominic. On Nov. 11, 2011, following a normal pregnancy, the Cardarellis’ “lives stopped” when Dominic was stillborn at 36 weeks.