The 19th annual 98.1 KDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital continued growing this year, raising $657,405 for the hospital – over $100,000 more than the amount raised in 2017. “Year after year the community rallies behind the hospital in such a big way, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” […]
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.
Our daughter Autumn was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January 2017 at only 5 months old. That night our whole world was flipped upside down and we had no idea what to expect. When we took her in, they didn’t think she would make it through the night, but our girl showed her strength […]
On Feb. 6, 2010, I turned 14 years old. On this day, as I opened my cards full of cash I knew exactly what I wanted for my birthday. I took all of the money I received and donated it to the “Have a Part, Do Your Part” Radiothon. This meant that all of the […]
Kaitlynn Kurdziel, 19, was used to dancing every day – and at a high level – until an unfortunate fall one day while practicing. In February 2017, the dance management major at Youngstown State University hit a slippery spot on the floor, did a turn, lost traction and broke her ankle. She was at a […]
Lori and Oscar Hoit of Austintown are still waiting for their “new normal” to kick in after their son, Connor, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. Until then, it’s one day at a time, if not one second at a time, as they try to adjust to their new lives as parents of a child […]
More than 2,000 miles separated Amy Tippets from her nearest family members when she and her husband, Trevor, received difficult news 16 weeks into their third pregnancy. Their in-utero daughter was diagnosed not only with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), but with a congenital heart defect called AVSD that would require surgery soon after she was […]