Kathy and Don Waggoner are looking forward to Valentine’s Day weekend this year, as they do every year, because February 14 marks the kickoff of the hospital’s 20th “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon. Parents to 7 children and 13 grandchildren, they haven’t missed volunteering at a radiothon since its inception. Akron Children’s holds […]
Akron Children's annual "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" Radiothon, presented by 98.1 WKDD, raises money to buy child-size equipment and to fund patient care, community outreach and research. Read the inspiring stories from this annual event, and share yours.
Keith Kennedy, longtime radio host and vice president of programming for iHeartMedia, is as excited to be a part of the 98.1 KDD 20th anniversary “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon as he was when it first began in 2000. Even before he became the “official” on-air host in 2010, he was an integral […]
Organizers of the Miracles and Promises Radiothon at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley marked two significant milestones in the event’s history this week. In this, its 10th anniversary at Beeghly campus, the total dollars raised surpassed $2 million. “It’s hard to believe it’s the 10th year,” said JoAnn Stock, senior director of development, Akron Children’s […]
Tyler Jordan has shared his story at 9 of the first 10 Miracles and Promises Radiothons in the Mahoning Valley, but this year the 18-year-old from Niles says it will be his last. “It’s just time for other people,” he said. Humbly, he doesn’t think his story has changed much over the years, but this […]
Luke Holko and his buddies wanted to move to some open seats closer to the dugout in the latter stages of this year’s “Luke Holko Day” game with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. It’s one game almost every year the team holds in his honor to celebrate his recovery and continued good health following a horrific […]
Seven-year-old Morgan Robertson calls her triplet siblings “my boys” in quite a mother-like fashion. When they’re being cooperative, that is. “When she’s mad, it’s ‘the brothers,’” her mother, Kelly Robertson, explained. Morgan is the boss, mom said, and has been since the three were in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley NICU nearly eight years […]