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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.

Giant Eagle donates more than $78,000

Ron Brubaker, from Giant Eagle, presents Jeffery Hord, MD, with a check for $78,395 at hematology/oncology awareness night at the Akron Aeros’ game.

Representatives from Giant Eagle presented Akron Children’s Hospital with a check for $78,395 during the Akron Aeros’ hematology/oncology awareness night at Canal Park on Aug. 23.

A weekend of golf, concerts and generosity

Thomas Ian Nicholas handed an autographed copy of "Rookie of the Year" to pateint Braydon Jahns and his brother.

LOPen started as a golf outing to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital, but has grown into a weekend of fun that also features multiple concerts and celebrity appearances.

Giant Eagle spotlight: Beating the odds of rare blood disorder

Jacob Whiteman

Now 11-years-old, Jacob Whiteman wasn’t supposed to live for more than one year. To show thanks to Akron Children’s Hospital, Jacob will be participating in a campaign at Giant Eagle stores. The proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Giant Eagle spotlight: Future civil engineer won battle against cancer

AJ Khoury

Five years ago, AJ Khoury, 18, was diagnosed with cancer, but this fall, he plans on attending the University of Akron and will major in civil engineering. To show his appreciation to Akron Children’s Hospital, AJ will be participating in a campaign at Giant Eagle stores. The proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Giant Eagle spotlight: Leukemia no longer keeps this Kent State student down

Marisa-close-up

Three years ago, Marisa Manocchio was diagnosed with leukemia. Today, she’s a healthy 22-year-old majoring in integrated mathematics education at Kent State University. To show thanks to for the care she has received at Akron Children’s Hospital, Marisa will be participating in a campaign at Giant Eagle stores. The proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.