Not even cancer can stop James Wilson. After beating a rare bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma, the world-class classical pianist’s future sounds better than ever. The remarkable, determined young man will graduate summa cum laude from Hudson High School this month and go on to attend the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, where […]
A $1 million commitment from The LOPen Charities and The Scott and Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation has led to the creation of an endowed chair at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The LOPen Charities and Mawaka Family Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology was established by Scott and Julie Mawaka […]
It is a simple but harsh reality that children with sickle cell disease living in Haiti will have more pain, worse quality of life, and are less likely to survive childhood because they don’t have access to the treatments routinely provided to children with sickle cell disease in the United States and other developed nations. […]
Theresa Carter, president of the OMNOVA Solution Foundation, is just one of the many Akron celebrities who will participate in the 4th annual fundraiser for the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital.
A gifted athlete, Megan Merrill didn’t let ovarian cancer stop her. Now, the former cancer patient gives back as much as she can to help other children with cancer.
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.