In 2014, we enjoyed a lot of uplifting and fun social conversations on Twitter. Take a look at the 10 most popular and heartwarming tweets of this past year.
10. Phi Mu fundraiser
In September, the Phi Mu chapter of Kent State University hosted a fundraiser at Twisted Meltz. Proceeds supported Akron Children’s Hospital and Model for Miracles, a fashion show for Greek life at Kent State.
— Phi Mu at KSU (@KSUPhiMu) October 14, 2014
9. Cleft palate surgery live tweets
When Baby Noor Mustafa underwent cleft palate surgery at Akron Children’s, we live-tweeted updates on the surgery over Twitter. Fans followed along with Baby Noor’s progress and the status of the surgery.
— Children’s Hospital (@AkronChildrens) April 9, 2014
8. KSU Flash-A-Thon
The Kent State University Flash-A-Thon raised more than $22,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital in April and attracted a lot of social buzz from volunteers and contributors through their fundraising efforts.
— Children’s Hospital (@AkronChildrens) April 13, 2014
7. LOPen Charity Events
The LOPen Charity has raised more than $400,000 since it began 12 years ago. The charity features celebrities, a golf outing and a concert. Ted DiBiase Jr., a WWE wrestler, participated in this year’s event and encouraged retweets and shares about the charity.
— Children’s Hospital (@AkronChildrens) June 22, 2014
6. WKYC Personalities Read to Kids
Making good on their March Madness bracket bet, WKYC morning anchors John Anderson and Hollie Strano visited Akron Children’s Hospital with more than 1,000 books for the Reach Out and Read program. Dressed as Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz, they read stories and visited with children.
— Children’s Hospital (@AkronChildrens) April 24, 2014
5. Delta Sigma Tau’s Philanthropy
The Delta Sigma Tau chapter of the University of Mount Union adopted Akron Children’s Hospital as its new philanthropy in September. The official announcement was shared widely.
We are very excited to announce that we have officially adopted Akron Children’s Hospital as our philanthropy \0xD83D\0xDC9A\0xD83D\0xDC9A
— Delta Sigma Tau (@Delta_Sigma_Tau) September 22, 2014
4. Open heart surgery for newborn
When Jessica Huda’s newborn son, Wesley, underwent open heart surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, her story triggered hundreds of retweets and shares.
— JHuda (@JessicaHuda) July 17, 2014
3. WKDD “Have A Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon
A lot of social buzz surrounded Akron Children’s “Have A Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon. The 3-day event raised more than $633,000 for our patients.
— Children’s Hospital (@AkronChildrens) February 16, 2014
2. KSU Flash-A-Thon “I Lived” lip dub
As part of Kent State’s Flash-A-Thon, volunteers filmed a lip dub to OneRepublic’s song, “I Lived.” The video starred cancer patients and staff from Akron Children’s and encouraged donations to the cause.
— Children’s Hospital (@AkronChildrens) November 15, 2014
1. Birth of Thistlethwaite mono mono twins
Jillian and Jenna Thistlethwaite were born mono mono twins, a rare condition in which identical twins share the same amniotic sac and placenta. Their birth touched hearts across the globe when they were born holding hands, best friends from birth.
— Children’s Hospital (@AkronChildrens) May 14, 2014