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LOPen delivers smiles, rocks the night away

Brother Trouble played an impromptu concert for patients in our cancer and blood disorders clinic.

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 […]

Through the lens of a child

Dr. Jeffrey Hord and Cael Williams

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 […]

Wrestlers help “ring” in the holidays (Video)

Getting a selfie to share with friends and family.

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 […]

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.