For parents, learning their child has cancer is probably the most difficult, heart-wrenching thing to hear. And, it’s happening more often than you think. After accidents, cancer is the second-leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14, according to the American Cancer Society. “It’s likely you know someone whose child has cancer,” said […]
The toughest kids on the sidelines at the football game between Youngstown State University and Central Connecticut State weren’t the ones wearing pads and football jerseys. They were the group of young fighters celebrating Survivors Day with a tailgate party, sideline passes and a halftime balloon launch held in their honor. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning […]
Childhood cancer can change a lot of things, but for Jackie Custer of Canton, the changes she speaks of aren’t about hair loss or rashes, they’re about family and strength. “I remember that (being diagnosed) day like it was yesterday,” said Jackie. “My parents were pulled out of the room … when they returned my […]
This past Sunday’s Mahoning Valley Scrappers game featured a balloon launch by Akron Children’s cancer and blood disorder patients and ceremonial first pitch by 12 year-old cancer survivor Owen Waller. The festivities were part of the 5th annual Kids Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration at Eastwood Field in Niles. The event kicked off National Childhood Cancer and […]
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and young athletes across the country are showing their support of kids touched by cancer by wearing special gold laces.
Aug. 17 marked the Mahoning Valley’s 3rd Annual Kid’s Hematology/Oncology Awareness Celebration, which took place with the Scrappers at Eastwood Field in Niles. The event kicked off National Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which is right around the corner, starting in Septembe