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August 2012
Akron Children’s announces $200 million expansion

Akron Children’s Hospital will embark on a $200 million campus expansion plan that will enable the hospital to meet its current and future patient volumes. Called “Building on the Promise,” the expansion project will include a critical care tower near Locust and Exchange streets. “Our plan builds on the same promises we made in 1890 when we opened our doors,” said Bill Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital.  Learn more

Doggie Brigade celebrates 20 years
In 1992, Akron Children’s was the second hospital in the country to create a volunteer pet program for patients. The “Doggie Brigade” recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The program enables patients to interact with the dogs, creating warmth and excitement for children who are staying in the hospital. The Doggie Brigade started with only eight dogs and now has 88 canine helpers. Learn more
Finding his voice
Aiden McKoski, a six-year-old with autism, struggles with everyday interactions. He recently received an iPad, which has resulted in significant breakthroughs in his communication skills. “For Aidan, the iPad is opening new doors and allowing Aidan to build his vocabulary,” said Lisa Gonidakis, a speech therapist at Akron Children’s.  Read more
Mahoning Valley’s Child Advocacy Center moves to Beeghly campus
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley recently relocated its Child Advocacy Center to the Beeghly campus. The center provides medical and forensic evaluations for children and teens that may have been sexually abused and serves five counties, including, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennysylvania. Read more
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Calendar of Events
Jazz for Children's Hospital

Saturday, Sept. 29
Akron Public Library
7:30 p.m.
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Mix 98.9 Miracles and Promises Radiothon

Sept. 19-21, 2012
Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Beeghly Campus
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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First-ever 'Cash Dash for Cancer' raises $6,360

The 'Cash Dash for Cancer," which was held Aug 23-25, raised $6,360 in support of cancer research at the hospital. Every donation was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Showers Family Foundation. Read more

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