“Give me your money, honey!” That’s the line 5-year-old Change Bandit Fiona Smith used last year to collect more than her weight in spare change – 36 pounds – during the annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. This year, she aims to beat that number to help all the kids at Akron Children’s […]
What originally began in 2003 as a golf outing to raise awareness for Akron Children’s Hospital has raised more than $500,000 for our Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Now in its 13th year, the annual LOPen charity event, created by Phil Lopez and Brad Croce, once again featured live concerts and […]
What happens when you give pediatric cancer patients a camera and the skills to use it? Answer: A gallery of self-expressive photos that speak volumes about how a child views the world. Thanks to a grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project, patients at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders […]
WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston and Natalya stepped out of the ring to share some holiday joy with the patients at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Arranged with the help of WWE ring announcer Lillian Garcia and the LOPEN Charity events, they also brought presents, signed autographs, shared pet photos and […]
As you walk past the Angel’s Wings tree at the 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival, the first thing you notice is the large, carefully-crafted angel wings at the top. But, if you stop to take a closer look, you notice a framed picture of a bright-eyed, dimple-checked little boy who serves as the tree’s inspiration. […]
As co-anchor for Fox 8 News in the Morning, Kristi Capel has more charisma than most at 4:30 a.m., and she’s hoping to bring that same charisma to the dance floor as she participates in Akron Children’s Hospitals’ 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event Oct. 24 at the Akron Civic Theatre.