Parents typically leave their pediatrician offices with an updated immunization record, maybe a prescription and, hopefully, some reassurance about a concern. But how about leaving the office with Granny Smith apples, and locally-grown green peppers and cucumbers? Every Thursday from June through October, the StarkFresh Mobile Grocery Market will be selling fresh produce and other […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
Today would have been the 7th birthday of their daughter, Hazel, but Emily and John McKenna, of Stow, took a sad song and made it better. They marked the day by making a donation of more than 400 children’s books to Akron Children’s in her memory, bringing their young children and grandparents along to reunite […]
On Tuesday, June 12, 6 members of TWIG #13 (Together With Important Goals), a local chapter of the nearly 500-volunteer strong group of women across northeast Ohio who bring smiles to the faces of Akron Children’s patients, presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to representatives from the Akron Children’s Rehabilitative Services. According to […]
People who want to make exercise a habit often find that buddying up with friends increases their odds of success. That’s one of the reasons Sally Begue, gift shop supervisor, and Penny Westfall, patient accounting, decided to get social. The 2 friends teamed up together to join the Blue Line Beginners, a free Akron-area club […]
With philanthropic support, Akron Children’s Hospital has created a new program to join other efforts in the community addressing the devastating toll of substance abuse disorders. “With the second highest rate of overdose deaths in the country, Ohio is at the epicenter of the nation’s opioid epidemic,” said Akron Children’s President Grace Wakulchik. “Solving this […]
At first, Jennifer Estep returned to running simply as a way to lose weight and model a healthy lifestyle for her son. But after participating in the relay portion of the 2015 Akron Marathon as her first race since running high school cross country, she knew she was hooked. “I loved everything about the race – […]