More than 130 years after the founding of Akron Children’s Hospital, its mission of serving families continues to this day. And the successors of the women who founded the hospital continue to serve that philanthropic spirit through the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital. “We believe in taking care of each other,” said Tammy Gersman, […]
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital hosted a breakfast to honor the hospital’s volunteers and recognize their hard work and dedication. From Doggie Brigade to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cuddlers to greeters at information desks, more than 1,600 volunteers give their time on the Akron and Mahoning […]
To 19-year-old Maggie Doran, the annual Akron Children’s Hospital Charity Ball was a special night where she got to dress up in a formal gown, put on white gloves and pearls, and waltz with her dad, David. To Maggie’s mom, Elizabeth, the Charity Ball was much more than that. It represented another step toward acceptance […]
More than 1,000 attendees celebrated Akron Children’s Hospital’s upcoming 125th birthday at an anniversary gala on Sept. 12. The event highlighted our generous community’s support and was presented by the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital.
The story of Akron Children’s Hospital, dating back to 1890, includes an element about the power of volunteerism. A group of volunteers came together to talk about one thing – service above self.
Each year, the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center at Akron Children’s Hospital sends handmade, signed holiday greeting cards to their patients and families, as well as bereaved families. The number of palliative families keeps growing every year, and this year there were 1,400.