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March 2014

A piece of the promise

During a celebration on March 6, Richard Grigg, chairman of the Akron Children’s Hospital board of directors, announced that $25.2 million has been raised towards the Building on the Promise capital campaign. Nearly 100 donors and supporters attended the event, that also included former patients. The public fundraising phase of the campaign is expected to launch this fall. Read more


Growth in the Valley

Former patient Kelly Robertson and her children, Matthew Jr., Michael and Morgan, have something in common—they all received care at Akron Children’s Hospital. Born 11 weeks early, the triplets were patients in the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Now 3, the children are growing and so is the NICU, as it prepares to move to its new home at the St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center in April. Read more

Make your vote count

Help bring the Pablove Shutterbugs: Pediatric Photography Arts Program to the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders by voting in the 2014 LIVESTRONG Community Impact Project now through April 11. Read more

Genetic research in ACL injuries

Kerwyn Jones, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, in conjunction with The University of Akron, has discovered differences between genders and ligament structure. The findings suggest that genetic differences could be responsible for ACL injuries, and other injuries and illnesses. Read more

Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
Marching for Miles Color Blaze 5K

April 12, 8 a.m.
Canfield Fairgrounds
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Purses are Like Friends Luncheon

April 15, 11:30 a.m.
Fairlawn Country Club
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Quaker Steak & Lube Miracle Meals

April 28, 4-9 p.m.
North Canton location
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Common estate planning mistakes

Even the most up-to-date plan may have undesired consequences if it's not put together carefully. Read about four of the most common estate planning mistakes. Read more

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