Eight local celebrities recently took to the stage at the Akron Civic Theatre for the 5th annual “Dancing for the Kids” event hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital. The event raised $89,139 for the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at the hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. […]
Ohio CycleWorks Charities, a team of four cyclists, is set to take off Saturday, June 14 at 12 p.m. in the Race Across America (RAAM). The cyclists, Bryan Ray, Matt Geis, Brian Zupancic and Shawn Aker, will bike 3,000 miles across the country from Oceanside, Calif. to Annapolis, Md. in an event built on a foundation of giving back to the community.
The sounds of the piano filled the air of Akron Children’s atrium lobby when the Piano-a-thon took place recently to raise money for the hospital. One hundred percent of the event’s proceeds benefit Akron Children’s. As of 2013, the event has raised more than $45,000.
They came with secret spices, old family recipes, Food Network-inspired twists and super deluxe Crock Pots. The competitors at the 7th annual Lauren Audrey Braman Memorial Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Bake-Off came to Copley High School on March 23 with high hopes of victory, but also good intentions as the event raises funds for Akron Children’s Hospital.
Whether it’s the Akron and Mahoning Valley radiothons or cyclists riding across the country to raise money and awareness for the hospital, we’re always proud to share the good work that’s being done on behalf of the hospital. Take a look back at 6 of the most popular fundraising stories for 2012.