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 […]
My son, Codey Montecalvo, is in remission from cancer and has decided for the first time to run cross country. Last month Codey organized a Go4theGoal fundraiser with his Firestone High School cross country team to benefit the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital, where he was treated 2013-2014. […]
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 […]
For the past 32 years, cancer and blood disorder patients from Akron Children’s Hospital have had an opportunity for fun and adventure with their hospital caregivers during the weekend-long Camp Ed Bear. And this year’s circus theme was a hit with campers of all ages.
You can always expect a lot of buzz when a best-selling novel is about to become a blockbuster movie. But when “The Fault in Our Stars” opens on the big screen on June 6, 2 of Akron Children’s patients will be caught up in the buzz a bit more than the rest of us. Cancer survivors Alexis Hodges, 19, and C.J. Evans, 17, have roles in the movie.
When it comes to improving the quality of care for childhood cancer and blood disorders patients, there’s definitely strength in numbers. That’s why Children’s Hospital Association members have been working together on projects that make a difference in the lives of hematology-oncology patients.