At this year’s Champions for Children donor appreciation dinner, more than 200 guests honored the generosity of donors like Tom and Joy Murdough who make it possible for Akron Children’s Hospital to treat every child regardless of their ability to pay. The Murdoughs were presented with the 2017 Children’s Champion award for their long-standing commitment […]
During his internship at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Prasad Bodas traveled around Nepal on a motorcycle measuring health outcomes. “It was a great experience for a college kid whose mother would have never let him have a motorcycle in the States,” he said. That experience helped cement his decision to pursue a […]
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. […]
Kosta Koufos took time from the break in his NBA schedule to come home to Canton and spend a few hours visiting patients and staff at Akron Children’s Hospital – a place that has special meaning for him. As a young boy, Kosta often accompanied his late father, Dr. Alex Koufos, to work at Akron […]
Fifty-dollar gift cards to a popular toy store highlighted the 5th annual Hematology-Oncology holiday party at Antone’s Banquet Centre in Boardman. “Their eyes were so wide with excitement. They weren’t expecting that,” said Shari Harmon, clinical coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “It’s so heartwarming how different community organizations reach out to these kids […]
Endurance athlete Larry DeWitt plans to run the Burning River 100, a 100-mile trail race through northeast Ohio, on July 25-26 in honor of Ben O’Daniel and to raise funds for Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Ben, 16, has been in the care of the Showers Center since being diagnosed with leukemia 3 years ago.