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Trees sparkle with inspiration at the Holiday Tree Festival

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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. […]

Morning TV news anchor brings energy to the dance floor

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.

Dancing …with a twist of lime

Business man and bar owner, Jimmy Salaheddine knows how to make a good cocktail, but his ability to shake, stir and twist will take on a whole new meaning when he steps on stage at Akron Civic Theatre for Akron Children’s Hospital’s 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event Oct. 24.

Keeping the beat – from the mayor’s office to the dance floor

Press releases, speeches and twitter feeds are just a few of the ways Stephanie York, director of communications for the City of Akron, stays on the pulse of things happening in the city. But, on Oct. 24, she’ll be stepping to her own beat as she takes to the stage at Akron Civic Theatre as part of Akron Children’s Hospital’s 3rd annual “Dancing for the Kids” event.

Stepping up awareness for neuro-oncology

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.

Dancing for the Kids raises $82,000 for cancer patients (photo gallery)

Megan Merril, cancer survivor, and her dance partner from University of Akron.

Hospital leadership and community members stepped up to raise $82,000 for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders during Dancing for the Kids, which took place on Oct. 25 at the Akron Civic Theatre.