Eight local celebrities recently took to the stage at the Akron Civic Theatre for the 5th annual “Dancing for the Kids” event hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital. The event raised $89,139 for the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at the hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. […]
Kosta Koufos took time from the break in his NBA schedule to come home to Canton and spend a few hours visiting patients and staff at Akron Children’s Hospital – a place that has special meaning for him. As a young boy, Kosta often accompanied his late father, Dr. Alex Koufos, to work at Akron […]
Fifty-dollar gift cards to a popular toy store highlighted the 5th annual Hematology-Oncology holiday party at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. “Their eyes were so wide with excitement. They weren’t expecting that,” said Shari Harmon, clinical coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “It’s so heartwarming how different community organizations reach out to these kids […]
Endurance athlete Larry DeWitt plans to run the Burning River 100, a 100-mile trail race through northeast Ohio, on July 25-26 in honor of Ben O’Daniel and to raise funds for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Ben, 16, has been in the care of the Showers Center since being diagnosed with leukemia 3 years ago.
Sarah Lewis, 27, and Bill Cramer, 28, chose Christmas morning as the date and their 4-year-old son’s hospital room as the setting for their wedding.
The 4th annual “A Holiday Celebration Dinner” drew nearly 200 hematology and oncology patients and their immediate families, volunteers and hospital staff at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman.