This weekend, students at Kent State University will be dancing, moving and grooving for a cause during the 3rd annual Flash-A-Thon. Organized by students, the dance marathon raises money throughout the year for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. It concludes with a 12-40 hour event where participants stand, dance and […]
On April 18, for the first time at The University of Akron, students will be able to dance and stand for those who can’t while raising money for Akron Children’s Hospital at the university’s first-ever Dance Marathon. Alex Frawley, executive director of The University of Akron’s Dance Marathon, hopes that this event will not only […]
New sights, new sounds, unfamiliar procedures. A hospital stay can be an intimidating experience for little ones. To help take a bit of the sting away from time spent in the hospital, Akron Children’s Hospital is giving away tote bags donated by Kohl’s Cares®, filled with age-appropriate goodies to patients age 6 to 9.
Thanks to the generosity of Subaru buyers in the Mahoning Valley, Akron Children’s Hospital received a donation of more than $30,000. The donation was part of the 7th annual Subaru Share the Love campaign, in which Subaru of America donates $250 for every vehicle sold or leased from Nov. 21 to Jan. 2 to charitable organizations.
Since 2000, the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part Radiothon,” presented by 98.1 WKDD, has provided patients and families the opportunity to share their personal stories on the air, prompting hundreds of listeners to call in with pledges to Akron Children’s Hospital. This year, our community had a heart and raised nearly $500,000 for Akron Children’s during the three day event.
Luke Ritchey was never what his mom, Sharon, would call a sick kid. Growing up, he never had so much as an ear infection. But things took an unexpected turn when Luke started to have a headache on Christmas Eve 2013