children’s progress A League of His Own 18

summer 2012
children’s progress
serving children through philanthropy
A League of His Own
Akron Children’s helps
bring one local boy back
on the field
Akron Children’s
thanks young donors
6 Happy Birthday,
Palliative Care!
A League
of His Own
letter from the executive director
Dear Friends,
integral part in shaping this ground-breaking and
award-winning program.
For the past several years, we’ve worked on
building a culture of philanthropy at Akron
Children’s Hospital because we believe kids
rule, yet we understand we cannot do our best
for our patients alone. So, we reached out
to you, our “village,” and the response was
We also invite you to join us as we recognize our major
supporters at our ‘Champions’ events, and learn how
three forward-thinking sisters with an amazing idea created
a lasting legacy for pediatric care in the Mahoning Valley.
Additionally, you’ll discover the latest developments made
in our organization, including our recent recognition by
U.S. News & World Report.
When we called, you answered. Because of
the generous support you have given and continue to give,
Children’s can provide the best care for our greatest shared
asset: our children. Whether it was a gift of time, talent or
treasure, what you’ve done has made a difference in the life
of a child, something of which we can all be proud.
In this issue of Children’s Progress, we explore how our
new culture takes shape. “A League of His Own,” introduces
you to Tyler Platt and his family, who were so appreciative
to Children’s for the care their son received that they
found a new way to give back to Akron Children’s Hospital
Mahoning Valley. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary
of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center,
we take a look back at Haslinger Family Foundation
and Mark and Cathy Clark, whose generosity was an
foundation board members
Philip H. Maynard
William H. Considine
Michael P. Trainer
It’s tremendously gratifying and humbling to have your
ongoing support. While our philanthropic efforts are far
from over, we know that, as a team, we can continue to
provide the children in our community the very best in
pediatric health care.
Thank y
John Zoilo
Executive Director
Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation
William W. Cushwa Jr.
The Braveheart Group LLC
John P. Delaney
Vice President and Co-Owner
G.D.S. Express Inc.
John T. McBride, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, and
Director, Robert T. Stone MD Respiratory
Akron Children’s Hospital
Mrs. James McCool (Diana)
Paul M. Dutton
Harrington, Hoppe &
Mitchell Ltd.
Gregory J. Michalec
Senior Vice President of
Sales and Marketing
Superior Beverage Group
Valerie A. Geiger
Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking
PNC Bank
Gregory A. McDermott
First Merit Insurance Group
Richard R. Grigg
Chairman, Board of Directors
Akron Children’s Hospital
Mark W. Oelschlager
Portfolio Manager
Oak Associates Ltd.
James P. Berry
SiebertKeck Insurance Agency (Retired)
Raymond Hexamer
First Communication
Frank Bevilacqua
Winer and Bevilacqua
Willard T. Holland
Expand Interactive
Ernest Pouttu
President & Chief
Executive Officer
Harwick Standard
Distribution Corp.
David A. Bouffard
Vice President, Public Relations
Sterling Jewelers Inc.
Patrick James
Hawthorn Manufacturing Corp.
Adam A. Briggs
Financial Advisor
Briggs Financial Group
Keith Kennedy
WKDD Radio
Elizabeth A. Clark
Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital
Rajeev Kishore, MD
Director, Allergy-Immunology
Akron Children’s Hospital
Robert B. Cooper
Director, Licensed Real Estate
CB Richard Ellis Inc.
Kara H. Lewis
Winslow Asset Management Inc.
John P. Crow, MD
Pediatric Surgeon
Akron Children’s Hospital
Robert M. Littman, CPA, MT
SS&G Financial Services Inc.
Thomas R. Crowley
Chairman of the Board
Gasko Products (Retired)
Mrs. Robert W. Malone (Paula)
Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital
Michael E. George
John D. Zoilo
Executive Director
John R. Adams
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Allen L. Ryan Jr.
Director of Corporate Affairs
Covelli Enterprises
James D. Showers*
Vice President
Strausser Development
James Sisek, Esq.
President & CEO
Farmers Trust Company
Mrs. Willis S. Zeigler (Patricia)
Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital
Honorary Director
Willard R. Holland
Chairman and CEO
FirstEnergy Corp. & Pennsylvania
Power Co. (Retired)
* Deceased
18A League of His Own
Akron Children’s helps bring one local boy
back on the field
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to world-class medical care, regardless
of a family’s ability to pay.
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advances and innovations
Cheryl Williams named
director of corporate
The Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation
recently named Cheryl Williams, CFRE, director
of corporate partnerships. Previously, she
served as the coordinator for corporate and
foundation relations.
Prior to working at Akron Children’s,
Williams was the development manager
at OneCommunity from 2008 to 2009.
Additionally, she served in a variety of positions
for nearly three decades at the Diocese of Ohio
before ending as the director of stewardship
and development from 2003 to 2008.
Cheryl Williams was recently named director of corporate
partnerships at the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation.
In her role at the hospital, Williams is responsible for the management of corporate giving
and engagement strategies as well as the development of corporate fundraising and
partnership strategies.
Williams believes philanthropy is an essential means toward adequately addressing the
needs of children and families, and that business philanthropy is a key component of a
healthy and viable community.
“We want to draw attention to the overall benefits and importance of corporate philanthropy
at Akron Children’s,” she said. “Companies can benefit by supporting not only the hospital,
but by supporting the health and well-being of children in our community.”
Williams said the corporate giving program will present opportunities to bring consistency
to how Akron Children’s manages current and potential donor relationships with companies
of all sizes.
“We are enhancing the hospital’s mechanisms for partnering with businesses, whether
this includes corporate grants, employee volunteer and giving campaigns, cause-related
marketing strategies, or direct giving,” she said.
Williams earned her Bachelor of Science in management from Indiana Wesleyan University,
along with a certificate in human services. Currently, she is completing her Masters in
Public Administration from The University of Akron, and is a certified fundraising executive.
‘Kids GIVE’ thanks young donors
Anthony Solari, a Kids GIVE member, raised $2,542 for Akron Children’s
Hospital’s 2012 “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon.
When Anthony Solari was diagnosed with
a brain tumor in January 2011, Akron
Children’s Hospital was there to save his
life. After he spent many months undergoing
rehabilitation, Anthony decided to raise funds
for the 2012 “Have a Heart, Do Your Part”
Radiothon and signed up for the Kids GIVE
program at the Change Bandit Bash.
Kids GIVE is a donor recognition group
especially for children who have supported
the hospital. Becoming a Change Bandit is
the most popular way kids get involved.
More than 60 kids have joined the Kids GIVE
program, and parents are encouraged to
enroll their children so they may receive a
newsletter, personalized member certificate,
invitations to special kid-friendly events and
other benefits.
“It was in rehab when Anthony first realized
that a lot of kids like him have real struggles
and need great doctors and therapists to
get better. He wanted to become a Change
Bandit to say ‘thank you’ and give back
in a meaningful way,” said Laureen Solari,
Anthony’s mother.
The 9-year-old won the individual award at the
Change Bandit Bash, raising $2,542 through
garage sales and donations from friends,
family and classmates.
“The hospital benefits greatly from the
support of kids like Anthony in our
community,” said Sara Lundenberger, special
events coordinator for Akron Children’s. “We
are amazed by how much these kids do for
us, and we’re thankful for their generosity.”
For more information about the Kids GIVE
program, please call 330-543-8340. Akron
Children’s Hospital Kids GIVE program is
supported by PNC.
In 2001, Sarah Friebert, MD, came to Akron Children’s
Hospital with a vision: create a comprehensive pediatric
palliative care program tthat would help any child
needing its services.
Ten years later, this vision
visio has evolved into the Haslinger
Palliative Care Center, one of the largest
Family Pediatric Palliativ
and most dynamic pediatric
programs of its kind in
the country. As the director,
Friebert and her team
of physicians, nurse practitioners,
nurses, therapists,
social workers and bereavement
specialists care
for patients of all ages w
with complex, chronic or lifethreatening childhood diagnoses.
Together they combine
comprehensive medical c
care and pain management
while offering psychosocial,
emotional, practical,
spiritual and educational support.
Abigail Myers
Beloit, Ohio
its 10th birthday
On July 27, the center celebrated
at the Akron Civic Theater.
Theate The evening provided an
opportunity for Friebert, the hospital and the community
to take a look back at so
some of the remarkable
milestones achieved throughout
the past decade …
and to anticipate what’s in store.
H A Palliative Care!
Taking the Risk
When Friebert first envisioned the center, she
knew that she had her work cut out for her.
“I knew the potential for this program, but I
didn’t know exactly how to create it in this
community,” said Friebert. “I knew very
little about business planning, staffing or
fundraising – they don’t teach you that in
medical school! I met with the head of our
home care agency, and together we wrote
out the first business plan for the Pediatric
Palliative Care Center … on a napkin.”
After formalizing the plan, the hospital
sought funding resources. Because palliative
care provides services not always covered
Haslinger. “I knew Sarah’s plan and advocacy
would not only fill a need at the hospital,
but become a model for other hospitals
With the Haslinger Foundation’s support,
the Pediatric Palliative Care Center became
an official hospital program, and, as Friebert
said, put pediatric palliative care “on the
Expanding Care
During the next decade, Friebert and her
staff worked tirelessly to enhance the level of
service and programs offered at the center.
And it paid off.
“What we’ve accomplished in 10 years in terms of
clinical care, education, advocacy and research, make
up a body of work that I’m very proud of.” - Sarah Friebert, MD
by health care reimbursement, outside
philanthropic support was – and still is –
Friebert’s hopes were answered by a
substantial endowment from the center’s
future namesake: the Haslinger Family
Foundation, spearheaded by its board
leader, Sandra Haslinger. As a former nurse,
Haslinger knew first-hand the importance
of establishing a program of this caliber,
particularly as she recalled caring for a
2-year-old boy with leukemia.
“A palliative care program would have given
me the tools to be so much more effective
when helping him and his family,” said
Her team grew from three to 26, enabling
Friebert to increase the number of patients
served by providing care beyond the walls
of the hospital. This community-based care
became a cornerstone for Akron Children’s
program, as well as a much-needed reprieve
for patients like Caroline Lyman, who
suffered from mitochondrial disease, and her
parents, Jennifer and Marty.
“Palliative care allowed us to turn what
normally would have been hospital stays into
care we could work through in our own home,”
said Jennifer. “It made a world of difference
for all of us, including Caroline. We could be
together as a family.”
Jennifer. “Every hospital should be taking notes from
this group. They certainly made their mark in terms
of what palliative care is and should be.”
The center also initiated a fellowship training program
– one of just a handful of accredited, pediatric-focused
hospice and palliative medicine fellowships in the
country. For Friebert, this helped ensure that the
legacy of caring they were building would continue for
years to come.
Earning Accolades
Soon, others across the nation began to take notice
of the work at Akron Children’s. In 2009, Friebert
received the Children’s Miracle Network Achievement
Award, which recognized her for her commitment to
pediatric health care and the great strides she made
in her field.
Under the leadership of Sarah Friebert, MD, the Haslinger
Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center has received numerous
accolades for its work with chronically ill patients and their
Though Caroline passed away three years ago at the
age of 12, Jennifer noted that the last years of her
daughter’s life were her best because of the services,
programs and philosophies of the Palliative Care
Center at Akron Children’s Hospital.
“It’s not giving up or throwing in the towel. It’s making
the best use of someone’s life,” said Jennifer. “Instead
of giving up hope, you gain hope. When you have a
child who never had a prognosis to live beyond the
age of 3, that’s all you have to hold on to.”
Championing Education
In addition to providing care, it became a program
mission to provide leadership in education, research
and advocacy initiatives in pediatric palliative care
regionally and nationally. In 2008, the Center to
Advance Palliative Care chose Akron Children’s to
become a national training center for hospitals
planning to start or enhance their own pediatric
palliative care programs. The decision came as no
surprise to Jennifer.
“Their ability to relate to not just the child who has the
illness but to the family as a whole is something that
the entire medical community should mirror,” said
In July 2012, the Pediatric Palliative Care Center
at Akron Children’s received the 2012 American
Hospital Association’s ‘Circle of Life’ award. Honoring
pioneering programs in palliative and end-of-life
care, Akron Children’s program was just one of three
selected in the country.
“The recognition is wonderful, because it helps raise
awareness that palliative care is miraculous care,”
said Friebert. “It’s humbling to receive these awards,
and I’m grateful that they open new avenues to help
us spread the word of the good work we’re doing.”
Incorporating an Endowed Chair
In 2011, Akron Children’s received $1.2 million to
establish what is believed to be the first pediatric
palliative care endowed chair position in the nation:
the Sarah Elizabeth Friebert, MD Leadership Chair
in Pediatric Palliative Care. Named in honor of
Friebert, who serves as the first chair holder, the
endowed chair provides an annual source of income
that enables her to pursue innovative programs and
efforts to implement at the center. It was all made
possible by donations from the Haslinger Family
Foundation and other leadership gifts (see sidebar).
“The chair will allow us to provide unreimbursed,
out-of-the-box programming that’s needed and
valued,” said Friebert. “It demonstrates that pediatric
palliative care is something worth supporting at
this level and is important to any top-tier children’s
Mark and Cathy Clark: supporting
compassionate care
When the Haslinger Family Foundation committed
to funding the endowed chair at the Haslinger
Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center, it did so
with one request: that other donors match its
pledge. Mark and Cathy Clark of Akron, Ohio
responded to the need and recently made a
$200,000 donation towards the Sarah Elizabeth
Friebert, MD Leadership Chair in Pediatric
Palliative Care.
“Supporting the endowed chair was not a hard
decision to make,” said Cathy. “In our family, we
had the typical illnesses and occasional broken
bones, but it’s nothing compared to what these
patients and their families endure. I feel very
blessed that we’re able to help.”
The Clarks are no strangers to Akron Children’s
Hospital or the Pediatric Palliative Care Center.
Since 1987, Cathy has been a member of the
hospital’s Women’s Board, and she began working
as a liaison between the Board and the Palliative
Care Center in 2007. Today, she serves as
chairperson of the Center’s Community Leadership
Paving the Way
Even after achieving all these milestones, Friebert
said that the inevitable question is, “What’s next?”
“What we’ve accomplished in 10 years in terms of
clinical care, education, advocacy and research,
make up a body of work that I’m very proud of,”
said Friebert. “It’s a vision being brought to fruition,
but that doesn’t mean that the vision is over.
There’s always more to do.”
What’s in store for the next 10 years? Keeping
the forward momentum – expanding the center’s
footprint into new geographies, performing more
research and data analysis to review past practices
and determine future work, and continuing to
educate and train the workforce.
Mark and Cathy Clark recently donated $200,000 in support
of the Sarah Elizabeth Friebert, MD, Leadership Chair in
Pediatric Palliative Care endowed fellowship.
“A strong medical foundation makes for a strong
community, and that’s what we hope to achieve
with the endowed chair at our Pediatric Palliative
Care Center,” said Cathy. “Mark and I are both very
proud to know the staff personally and to be able
to help. They’re so appreciative, but I hope they
realize that we – the Akron community and the
community at large – are the ones who benefit.”
And Friebert and the center will continue to rely on
the support of their donors to keep these activities
in action.
“The support of our community, the Haslinger and
Clark families, and the rest of our donors really
catapulted our ability to build our program of more
depth, breadth and impact,” said Friebert. “They’ve
become our friends and partners, and we look
forward to another decade of partnerships.”
And her final birthday message for Akron Children’s,
the center’s supporters and the community at
“Thank you for trusting, supporting, invigorating and
inspiring us,” said Friebert. “We couldn’t have done
any of this without you.”
Akron Children’s ranks among the best
Whether we’re providing care to premature babies or
helping patients create art and music in the Emily
Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center, Akron
Children’s Hospital strives to be one of the best
hospitals for patient care, and our hard work hasn’t
gone unnoticed.
The hospital was recently ranked in eight pediatric
specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13
Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, including:
• 24th in urology
• 28th in pulmonology
• 30th in neonatology
• 35th in cancer
• 31st in nephrology
• 35th in orthopedics
• 37th in neurology and neurosurgery
• 49th in cardiology and heart surgery
“The goal of our work in clinical care, education and
research is simply to be the best we can be for the
benefit of our patients and their families,” said Shawn
Lyden, executive vice president for Akron Children’s.
“However, being included among the best children’s
hospitals in the nation is certainly gratifying.”
In 2011-2012, Akron Children’s made the U.S. News list
in four areas: orthopedics (33th), pulmonology (40th),
nephrology (42nd), and neonatology (48th).
“Akron Children’s Hospital deserves high praise for
its accomplishments,” said Avery Comarow, Health
Rankings editor. “Our goal at U.S. News is to identify and
call attention to pediatric centers like Akron Children’s.”
Lyden credits Akron Children’s growth, recruitment of
top medical talent and pursuit of excellence for the
expanded recognition.
“Whether it is our never-ending quest to improve
outcomes for children with asthma or an innovative
technique that allows us to correct a child’s heart
arrhythmia without radiation exposure, our reputation
for innovative quality care continues to grow regionally
and nationally,” Lyden said.
The full rankings and methodology are available
An extension of care
Partnership with pediatrician helps fuel regional growth
counties west of the hospital that helped jumpstart his medical journey, he still maintains an
ongoing partnership with it.
“When you look at our surrounding health
centers, Akron Children’s has a culture that’s
most like ours,” said Trippe. “We always
gravitate toward partnering with those types of
Akron Children’s Hospital’s close working
relationships with local physicians and
community hospitals are an essential ingredient
of the hospital’s regional growth strategy.
Doctors such as Trippe provide critical support
of Akron Children’s efforts to increase access
to pediatric services for patients and families
throughout northern Ohio.
Though he now has a successful pediatrics practice
in Norwalk, Ohio, Glenn Trippe, MD, FAAP, has never
forgotten his longstanding ties to his hometown, Akron,
and Akron Children’s Hospital.
Glenn Trippe, MD, FAAP, describes himself as
a “Rubber City” kid.
A veteran pediatrician who runs his own
practice, Trippe is an Akron native with a strong
history with Akron Children’s. He was a patient
at the hospital as a child, and more importantly,
he completed his pediatric residency at Akron
Children’s in 1979, where he was chief resident.
Today, Trippe operates his practice, New
Beginnings Pediatrics Inc., on the Fisher-Titus
Medical Center campus in Norwalk with a
satellite location on the Bellevue Hospital
campus. He leads a team of four associate
pediatricians, two of whom – Wendy Millis,
MD, FAAP, and Paul Wnek, MD, FAAP – also
completed their residencies at Akron Children’s.
Even though New Beginnings Pediatrics is three
“We’re fortunate to have partners like Dr. Trippe
to help us reach more children who need
pediatric services that may not be available,
or easily accessible, in their area,” said
Shawn Lyden, executive vice president of Akron
Children’s Hospital.
The majority of New Beginnings Pediatrics
specialty referrals for services such as
orthopedics, genetics, pulmonology and
neurology go to Akron Children’s Hospital.
Trippe also teamed up with Akron Children’s
physicians J.R. Bockoven, MD, and Thomas
Enlow, MD, to provide hospital rotational clinics
on-site in Norwalk.
“We view Akron Children’s as our partner,
network and primary center,” said Trippe.
“Part of our expansion is to put Akron Children’s
clinics in the same location as us. We’re working
with the hospital to determine what else they
can bring to our area.”
Two memorable evenings,
one important message
Hospital thanks supporters at annual ‘Champions’ events
‘Champions for our Valley’s Children’ from left: John Zoilo, executive director of Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation; William Considine,
president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital; James Sisek of Farmers Trust, manager of the Kikel Charitable Trust; and JoAnn Stock,
director of development for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
May was a month of gratitude for Akron
Children’s Hospital and the Foundation as
we celebrated the hospital’s major donors:
members of the Children’s Circle, Mary
Day and Children’s Hope societies, at the
‘Champions for our Valley’s Children’ and
‘Champions for Children’s’ events.
“We really enjoy and cherish our annual
Champions celebrations because they give
us an opportunity to honor and thank our
significant donors who do so much to help
us fulfill the mission of Akron Children’s
Hospital,” said John Zoilo, executive director
of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Foundation.
“The evenings are a wonderful time to
bring people together to recognize their
efforts, their children’s hospital and our
Second annual ‘Champions for
our Valley’s Children’
On May 15, Akron Children’s Hospital
Mahoning Valley presented the Kikel
Charitable Trust with the 2012 ‘Champion
for our Valley’s Children’ award. Another
highlight of the evening was the presentation
of the Mahoning Valley’s first ever ‘Children’s
Advocate’ award. This award was introduced
to recognize individuals and organizations
in the Mahoning Valley community who have
a demonstrated commitment to advancing
the well being of children in their region. This
year’s recipients included the Easter Seals
of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana
counties, Brian Forward, owner of Mahoning
Valley Vacuum, Potential Development
Program and the R.O.C.c.K. Children’s Choir.
recent events
William Considine (l), president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital, and John Zoilo (r), executive director of the Foundation,
join Children’s Champion recipients Robert Trabucco of Sterling Jewelers, Duane Isham, David Bouffard, of Sterling Jewelers,
and Frank Corona from the Forest Heritage Festival.
The evening also featured a patient story from Kelly
Robertson, mother of triplets Mathew, Michael and
Morgan, who spoke about her family’s experience
during their stay at the hospital. Event sponsors
included Farmers Trust, Greenwood Chevrolet,
Huntington Bank, Simco Management and Dr. John
and Shannon Babyak.
Seventh annual ‘Champions
for Children’s’
On May 24, Akron Children’s Foundation honored and
celebrated its Champions for Children with more than
220 supporters, a record turnout. Duane L. Isham,
Sterling Jewelers and the Forest Heritage Festival
received the Children’s Champion award. The award
honors distinguished donors who not only generously
support the hospital’s mission and fundraising
endeavors, but also serve as champions for all
children throughout the community.
Akron Children’s Hospital celebrated its most generous supporters
on May 24, 2012 at the annual Champion for Children’s donor
recognition dinner.
Another highlight of the evening was the opportunity
to hear the inspiring remarks by Tiffini Wright, a
grateful parent who graciously shared her son’s
Dominic’s successful patient journey at Akron
Children’s. Tiffini’s story created a meaningful
experience for donors, as they heard first-hand
how their contributions can make a difference at
the hospital.
recent events
“Wine and Wishes” closes in on $1 million goal
The seventh annual ‘An Evening of
Wine and Wishes’ was held April
27 at the Quaker Station in Akron.
Akron Children’s Hospital staff,
patient families and the public
were invited to enjoy gourmet food
and wine and beers tastings of
more than 150 options.
Wine and Wishes was created
by Greg and Tiffany Michalec in
honor of their twins Katie and
Cory who were born 14 weeks
early. The twins experienced
numerous complications and were
transported to Akron Children’s
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Today, they are healthy 8-year-olds
and to thank the hospital, the
couple pledged to raise $1 million
in 10 years. This year, the event raised
more than $181,000 bringing the
seven-year total to more than $900,000
for Akron Children’s.
John Crow, MD, Wine & Wishes founders and grateful parents,
Tiffany and Greg Michalec, and Bill Artman from Giant Eagle
celebrate the success of the 2012 “An Evening of Wine and
Attendees had the opportunity to bid on
items offered during live and silent auctions.
Items included Wizard of Oz collectible items,
sports memorabilia, a puppy, fine wine gift
cards and much more.
“Events like these are so important to
the hospital because they not only raise
funds, but they raise awareness,” said Sara
Lundenberger, special events coordinator
at Akron Children’s. “It brings a whole new
group of people to the hospital who might not
have known about Akron Children’s and the
wonderful care we provide.”
This year’s event was made possible through
generous sponsorships from Giant Eagle,
Miller-Coors, WNIR, Thomas’ English Muffins,
Montrose Auto Group, Allen Keith Construction
and North American Breweries.
Thank You!
Whether you’re a baseball fan, an American Girl Doll owner, a wine lover or
a Change Bandit, Akron Children’s Hospital and its supporters find ways to
give thanks and raise funds for the kids. Listed below are events held between
January and May 2012 benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital that raised more
than $10,000.
Diamond Classic for Kids $25,700
American Girl Fashion Show® $55,000
An Evening of Wine and Wishes $181,000
“Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon $780,000
Lights, Camera, Fashion!
American Girl Fashion Show® raises $55,000 for
the Mahoning Valley
On April 28 and 29, Stambaugh Auditorium in
Youngstown, Ohio, welcomed 900 guests for
the 2012 American Girl Fashion Show® to benefit
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
The program, based upon the popular book
series, showcased historical and contemporary
fashions for girls and their dolls. The event
grossed $55,000 for local programs and
services offered by the hospital and created
lasting memories for the girls who participated
and attended.
“We held four shows during the weekend with
130 local girls serving as our models,” said
JoAnn Stock, director of development for Akron
Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “Our
guests came dressed in character. Many of
them even brought their dolls. It was quite a
Girls modeled attire from the popular American Girl
book series with their dolls at this year’s fashion show.
The event featured a tea party luncheon theme
with party favors, raffles and door prizes. It
all came to life through the hard work and
dedication of a host of volunteers, including
the event’s planning committee, Kids Crew
members, students from Youngstown State
University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership,
Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley teen
outreach volunteers and others.
Major sponsors included the DeBartolo
Corporation and Simco Management.
“We’re so grateful to our volunteers and the
community for supporting us,” said Stock.
“It was a memorable weekend for a
wonderful cause.”
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for the 2013
American Girl Fashion Show to
benefit Akron Children’s Hospital
Mahoning Valley: Saturday, April
Local models had fun showcasing historical and
contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls.
20, and Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Annual Harness Race Rally listens
to program’s needs.
services to families with infants and toddlers
with permanent hearing loss. During the
2010-2011 grant year, the RIHP Region IX
provided follow up to more than 500 children
from six counties who were identified as
potentially deaf or hard of hearing. When
children, from birth to age three, are
diagnosed, RIHP offers support, education
and communication based intervention to the
family and child.
“Although the number of families served
has increased, state funding for all RIHPs
throughout Ohio has been slashed by more
than 50 percent,” said Sandi BrotmanDomoracki, AuD, CCC-A, project director of
the Regional Infant Hearing Program which
is located at Akron Children’s Family Child
Learning Center. “Without the proceeds from
the Harness Race Rally, services to families
will continue to decrease.”
Ruby Winter sells tickets for the 51st annual Harness Race Rally,
presented by the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital.
The needs of one particular program at Akron
Children’s Hospital were heard loud and clear
by the Friends of Akron Children’s Hospital.
The 51st annual Harness Race Rally,
presented by the Friends, was held on
Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at Northfield Park.
This summer, volunteers traveled around
Summit County selling $1 raffle tickets to win
the grand prize: a 2012 Chrysler 200 from
Brunswick Automart. The proceeds from
ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit the
Family Child Learning Center’s Regional and
Infant Hearing Program (RIHP) Region IX.
The raffle winner for the car and six other
prizes was drawn during the race on Aug. 10.
Last year’s event raised more than $70,000
for Rehabilitative Services and other hospital
programs, and since its beginning, the
Harness Race Rally has raised more than
$3 million for the hospital.
“It’s really wonderful how much support
members receive from the community to
make this fundraiser a success,” said Joan
Bailey, 2012 Harness Race Rally chairman
and Akron Children’s Hospital volunteer. “This
year, the event will help sustain a program
that is greatly needed in the community.”
RIHP is a grant-funded program of the Ohio
Department of Health and provides free
Save the Date!
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley –
Miracles and Promises Radiothon
The 2012 Miracles and Promises
Radiothon will broadcast live this
September on 570 WKBN and Mix 98.9
from the main lobby of Building D on Akron
Children’s Beeghly Campus in Boardman.
New Dates
• Wednesday, Sept. 19: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 20: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 21: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Help raise funds for the hospital as we share
patient stories and create awareness of the
services we offer to the Mahoning Valley.
Since 2009, Miracles and Promises has
raised $415,000 for our hospital.
Sign up today to become a
Miracle Maker Change Bandit!
Join us for a fun and easy way to help us
raise funds before the radiothon starts.
Everyone can participate, including:
• Individuals
• Families
• Schools
• Civic organizations
• Community organizations
• Businesses
Change Bandits turn in their donations
during radiothon and will be publicly
recognized. Register today at
For more information on this year’s event,
contact 330-746-9122 or “Like” us on our
Facebook page, “Miracles and Promises
Thrown a
curveball: came
back swinging
Last year, Tyler Platt, who is
featured in this issue of Children’s
Progress on page 18, was
diagnosed with Guillain-Barré
syndrome, an autoimmune disorder
that left him partially paralyzed.
Be sure to listen to Tyler’s story
during the 4th annual Miracles and
Promises Radiothon Sept. 19-21 on
570 WKBN and Mix 98.9.
How Akron Children’s
helped bring one
local boy back
on the field
On May 15, Tyler Platt made the long walk to
the pitcher’s mound in the heart of Eastwood
Field – home of the minor league baseball team
the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
Excited and nervous, the 9-year-old Niles boy took a
moment to enjoy his view before throwing out the first
pitch for the Youngstown State University game versus the
University of Pittsburgh.
In the stands were Tyler’s parents, Mike and Kelley. It
was a joyous moment for the pair. Barely a year ago, they
didn’t know if their son would ever play the game again.
When a debilitating disease threw a curve ball at
Tyler’s life, the specialists in the Rehabilitative Services
department at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
helped him come back swinging … in a big way.
A debilitating diagnosis
In January 2011, Tyler complained to his parents about a
pain in his legs. At first, Mike and Kelley didn’t think it was
serious; however, during the next five days, it grew much
“He didn’t want to go outside to play,” said Mike, noting
how uncommon this was for his active son who loved
to play sports. “He couldn’t come down the steps to go
to school; he could barely walk. He didn’t want to do
Even though doctors at another hospital told the Platts
that Tyler was most likely experiencing a sinus infection
and growing pains, his parents grew increasingly
concerned when he could no longer walk in a straight line.
When they took him to his pediatrician, Tyler failed all his
reflex tests.
“Our doctor told us to take him straight to Akron Children’s
Mahoning Valley in Boardman,” said Mike. “They had a
bed waiting for him.”
Tyler Platt throws out the first pitch at the Mahoning
Valley Scrappers game.
Tyler’s breathing became labored after he was admitted,
and he was transported immediately to the hospital’s
main campus. After several examinations and a spinal
tap, Tyler was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder
called Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Affecting only one or two people out of
100,000, Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray)
syndrome occurs when the immune system
attacks the nerves, weakening the limbs
and other systems, eventually spreading
and causing paralysis. Unfortunately, it’s a
condition for which there is no cure. Those
diagnosed with Guillain-Barré undergo
treatments to reduce the symptoms and
alleviate complications as they recover.
During the days after his diagnosis, Tyler
underwent therapy so that he would be
stable enough to return home. However,
the disorder left him partially paralyzed.
“We brought Tyler home in a wheelchair in
February,” said Mike. “We knew we had a
tough road ahead of us.”
A fighting spirit
Now, Tyler faced a new challenge:
relearning how to perform the most
basic functions, like chewing, swallowing,
drinking and walking. But like any
champion would, Tyler entered this next
stage with confidence and determination.
“He was a trouper,” said Mike. “He never
complained. When he was in the hospital,
he never asked to go home. He never asked
‘Why me?’”
Tyler underwent outpatient occupational
and physical therapies at the Rehabilitative
Services department at Akron Children’s
Hospital Mahoning Valley. Every day, the
Rehabilitative Services staff works with
infants, children and teens who require
therapy following an illness or injury, or to
manage the effects of a chronic condition
such as cerebral palsy or autism. As soon
as he entered its doors, Tyler built an
immediate rapport with the staff.
“Tyler is such a sweet kid,” said Nancy
Herron, MOT, OTR/L, Tyler’s occupational
therapist. “He was so cooperative and easy
to work with.”
Tyler made several visits to the department
each week, working with Herron and other
therapists to redevelop his strength and
endurance while relearning basic tasks like
tying his shoes.
Three Sisters –
One Legacy for
the Valley
In March 2011, Akron Children’s
Hospital Mahoning Valley was
named the residual beneficiary of
one-half of the Kikel Charitable Trust.
Named after sisters Angela,
Josephine and Jenny Kikel, the trust
provides ongoing support to local
hospitals that care for children.
It was created in 1998, after the
passing of the last living sister,
Angela. Each year, a portion of the
trust will be distributed to support
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning
Valley programs and services that
help children like Tyler.
In 2011, a large portion of the
$1,070,000 initial distribution went
toward expanding and upgrading
services in the radiology department
in the Valley. This included new
equipment, software upgrades, and
redesigned rooms and machinery.
In April 2012, Akron Children’s
Mahoning Valley received this
year’s distribution in the amount of
$379,096. The hospital is currently
reviewing a number of potential
projects and needs in the Mahoning
Valley to determine the best use of
the funds.
Tyler Platt and his father, Mike, enjoy a Mahoning Valley Scrapper’s baseball game.
“He worked so hard,” said Herron. “His parents
did exercises with him at home, which was great
commitment on their part.”
After five months of therapy, Tyler had nearly made
a full recovery. Not only did the Rehabilitative
Services team help him regain what he lost before his
diagnosis, they also helped him back to his great love:
“Tyler loves that game,” said Mike. “I think we knew he
was going to be ok when he started playing ball again.
We knew therapy was going well, but when we saw
him out in the field, acting like a kid for the first time
in months, we felt like we’d finally made it through.”
By the end of July, Tyler was an all-star baseball
player. That same year, he was a tackle for the Niles
Little Red Dragons football team. While his final
doctor’s appointment was in May 2012, Tyler still
maintains a connection with those who helped him.
“He actually misses therapy and asks to go back,”
laughed Mike. “The staff there was so great.”
A long-lasting relationship
Throughout the entire experience, Mike and his
wife, Kelley, appreciated the way the staff at Akron
Children’s Hospital went above and beyond to make
Tyler’s situation easier for their family.
“They were just so personable,” said Mike. “They
made us feel at home all the time, like we were a
part of the family. No matter what was going on, they
always went out of their way to make us at ease.”
The Platts were so grateful that they hosted a charity
softball game last summer in Niles to benefit the
“Tyler’s father is a police officer, and the game
was between the local safety forces – firefighters
versus police officers,” said JoAnn Stock, director of
development at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning
Valley. “They also had an auction and several other
fundraising components mixed into the day. In the
end, they raised $1,239 for our hospital.”
What is Guillain-Barré syndrome?
Affecting only one or two people out of 100,000, Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray)
syndrome occurs when the immune system attacks the nerves, weakening the limbs
and other systems, eventually spreading and causing paralysis. Unfortunately, it’s a
condition for which there is no cure. Those diagnosed with Guillain-Barré undergo
treatments to reduce the symptoms and alleviate complications as they recover.
This year, the Platt family will continue
their support by hosting a golf outing
to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital
Mahoning Valley on Aug. 12 at the
Mahoning Country Club
in Girard.
In addition to throwing out the first pitch
at the YSU game, Tyler also had the
opportunity to meet the San Francisco
49ers when they visited the hospital, a
once-in-a-lifetime experience that Mike
says is just another example of the
ongoing support given to his son.
“We’re just so thankful and happy the
hospital is in our area,” said Mike. “If it
wasn’t for Akron Children’s Mahoning
Valley, Tyler wouldn’t be where he is
today. It saved our son and kept our
family together.”
The Platt family was so grateful for the care Tyler received that
they host a charity soft ball game to support the hospital.
of note
Kelly Bhatnagar, PhD, Director,
Adolescent Medicine, presented
symposium paper, “Family-focused
eating disorder intensive outpatient
program for children and adolescents”
with Solomon, M.C. at the Academy
of Eating Disorders 2012 International
Conference on Eating Disorders in
Austin, Texas, 2012; Co-facilitator of
a training, “Family-focused intensive
outpatient program for adolescents
with eating disorders (ED-IOP)” with
Solomon, M.C., presented at the
International Association of Eating
Disorder Professionals 2012 annual
meeting in Charleston, S.C., March
2012; Academic poster, “To tell or
not to tell part 1: Approaches to body
weight exposure with adolescents
with eating disorders in higher levels
of care” with Stair, D. Solomon and
M.C., presented at the Academy of
Eating Disorders 2012 International
Conference on Eating Disorders in
Austin, Texas, May 2012.
Michael T. Bigham, MD, Director,
Transport Services, presented poster
abstracts, “Morbid Obesity in the
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Missed
Opportunities” Critical Care Medicine.
39(12):175, Dec. 2011 with Jones
J., Forbes M., Gothard D., Brown,
A., Carpenter D.; “Ultrasound Use
in the PICU: How Long Should A
Child Wait?” Critical Care Medicine.
39(12):184, Dec. 2011 with Komer
M., Forbes M., Eghbal A., Rubin M.,
Gothard M.; “The Epidemiology of
Severe Sepsis in the Pediatric Intensive
Care Unit: A Reappraisal Using A
Local Clinical Database” Critical Care
Medicine. 39(12):157, Dec. 2011 and
“Functional Outcomes After Severe
Sepsis in the Pediatric Intensive Care
Unit: A Preliminary Report.” Critical
Care Medicine. 39(12):169, Dec. 2011
with Tigges C., Forbes M., Gothard D.;
at the Society of Critical Care Medicine
41st Critical Care Congress, Feb. 2012,
Houston, Texas. “Making Sense of
Hyoplastic Left Heart Syndrome,”
“Needle thoracostomy, chest tubes,
pigtail catheters, and pericardial
drainage catheters,” at Critical Care
Transport Medicine Conference,
Procedural Skills Pre-conference ,
Nashville, Tenn., April 2012. “Quality
Metrics in Transport” at 2012
Neonatal Conference, Nationwide
Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio,
May 2012. “A Collaborative Approach
to Improving Patient Handoffs,” at
Academy of Healthcare Improvement
National Conference in District of
Columbia., May 2012.
Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD, Director,
Psychiatry and Psychology, “The
impacts of parental depression on
childhood development and pathology,”
Psychiatric Grand Rounds at Akron
General Medical Center, April 2012.
Ann-Marie Brown, MSN, CPNP-AC/
PC, CCRN, “Championing Change:
Communication, Collaboration, and
Enculturation,” at Annual Critical Care
Congress, Society of Critical Care
Medicine, Houston, Texas, Feb. 2012.
David V. Chand, MD, Director, Center
for Operations Excellence, Plenary
Session: “Ask ‘Why,’ not ‘How,’ Your
organization should change,” “The
importance of Fostering a Culture of
Change” and Mini lab, “Accelerating
Performance Improvement by Engaging
Physicians” at SingHealth Quality
Convention, Singapore, Sept. 2011.
Jean Christopher, MSN, CNS,
“Clinical Nurse Specialist Role:
Organization-wise Sustain and Spread
of Evidence-based Practices to Reduce
Catheter Associated Blood Stream
Infections” at the National Association
of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual
Conference, Chicago, Ill., March 2012.
Blaise Congeni, MD, Director,
Infectious Disease; presented
“Pediatric Infectious Disease Update
at Community Healthcare physicians
group, Akron, Ohio., March 2012.
Immunization Update 2012 at the
15th annual Infectious Disease Update,
Toledo, Ohio, March 2012.
Lisa M. Davis, MSN, CPNP,
case study titled, “Autoimmune
Polyglandular Syndrome Type II and
Ovarian Concerns in the Adolescent
Female” at the 25th Annual Pediatric
Endocrinology Nursing Society
Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 2012.
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic
Surgery, Kerwyn Jones, MD,
Melanie Morscher, BS presented
“All Epiphyseal ACL Reconstruction
Improves Tibiofemoral Contact: An
In Vitro Study” with Stonestreet M.,
Kirkpatrick M., Shah K., Frampton
C., Elias J.; Melanie Morscher, BS,
Dennis Weiner, MD, presented “Gene
Expression in Hypothyroid-Affected
Growth Plate in Miniature Swine” with
Childs D., Jacquet R., Landis W.,
Tank J.; Mark Adamczyk, MD, Todd
Ritzman, MD, presented “Comparison
Between Two Pedicle Screw
Constructs in Adolescent Idiopathic
Scoliosis Posterior Fusions” with
Kemppainen J. at American Academy
of Pediatrics, Boston, Mass., Oct.
2011. Kerwyn Jones, MD, Melanie
Morscher, BS, presented “Limited
Benefit of Hamstrings Forces for the
ACL-Deficient Knee” with Stonestreet
M., Kirkpatrick M., Shah K., Frampton
C., Elias J.; Mark Adamczyk, MD,
Melanie Morscher, BS, Dennis
Weiner, MD, presented “Microarray
Analysis of Slipped Capital Femoral
Epiphysis Growth Plates” with Jacquet
R., Johnson J., Landis W.; Melanie
Morscher, BS, Mark Adamczyk,
MD, Todd Ritzman, MD, presented
“Percutaneous Screw Fixation of AdultType Distal Humerus Fractures in
Children” with Olson B., at Cleveland
Orthopaedic Society, Cleveland, Ohio,
Jan. 2012.
Sarah Friebert, MD, Director,
Palliative Care, presented, “Advanced
Communication and Decision Making
in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,”
“Ethical and Legal Challenge in
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,”
“Team Collaboration and Effectiveness
in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,”
“Managing Distressing Symptoms:
Fatigue, Psychosocial & Psychiatric
Symptoms,” “Teaching Palliative Care
in an Oncology Setting,” “Preparation
for Imminent Death; Sedation to
Unconsciousness for Refractory
Distress,” “Developing Strategies of
Change for Palliative Care in Your
Institution,” “Small Group Facilitator:
Professional Care for Professionals,”
“Family Centered Care,” “Psychosocial/
Spiritual Care; Procedural Pain
Management Workshop” at the Middle
East Cancer Consortium Advanced
Pain Medicine & Palliative Care for
Children Workshop for Professionals
in Pediatric Hematology / Oncology,
Larnaca, Cyprus, Nov. 2011. “Healing
the Total Pain of Children and
Adolescents: The Global Pediatric
Palliative Care Movement,” “Pediatric
Palliative Care in the USA,” “A Doctor’s
Perspective on Pediatric Palliative
Care in the USA” at International
Symposium on Pediatric Palliative
Care, Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 2011.
“The Importance of Palliative Care in
Hospital Settings,” Department of
Nursing, Department of Hematology/
Oncology, Department of Radiation
Oncology at Severance Hospital
Grand Rounds Severance Hospice
and Hospital, Seoul, South Korea,
Nov. 2011. “If You Build it Right, They
Will Come: Pediatric Palliative Care
Delivery Models” at the American
Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry and Canadian Academy of
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Joint
Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada;
Oct. 2011. “Referral Criteria to
Pediatric Palliative Care; Managing
Anxiety and Depression in Pediatrics,”
“Ethical Principles and Decision
Making in Pediatric Palliative Care,”
“Development of Quality Indicators
in Pediatric Palliative Care at First
Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium”,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah;
May 2011. “The Child with Cancer:
Oncologic and Pediatric Palliative Care
Approach” at District of Columbia
Pediatric Palliative Care Collaboration’s
Carlos F. Gomez Quality of Life for
the Children Conference, District
of Columbia, Nov. 2011. “Pediatric
Palliative Care at Midwest Care
Alliance and HospiScript Services” at
National Audioconference, Feb. 2012.
Presented with co-presenter: Prasad
B., “Pediatric Palliative Care in Sickle
Cell Disease” at American Society
of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
(ASPHO) National Audioconference,
Jan. 2012. “The Interdisciplinary
Team” at District of Columbia Pediatric
Palliative Care Collaboration’s Carlos F.
Gomez Quality of Life for the Children
Conference, District of Columbia, Nov.
2011. Co-presented with M. Karen
Ballard, “Compassionate Practice in
Pediatric Palliative Care: A Workshop”
at the 21st Annual Good Grief
Conference, “Innovations in Spiritual
Technologies: Voices of Compassion
Care,” Richmond, Va., Oct. 2011.
“State of the Art and Science in
Pediatric Palliative Care: Arrive Early
and Stay Late” at Grand Rounds,
MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland,
Ohio, Feb. 2012 and at Grand Rounds,
New York University, Langone Medical
Center; Jan. 2012. “A Zero Tolerance
Policy for Symptoms and Suffering
in Children and Families: Together,
We Can!” at Children’s of Alabama
Pediatric Grand Rounds, University
of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala., Jan.
2012. “Moral Distress in the Care of
Children with Advanced Neurological
Illness” at Stephen E. and Catherine
Pappas Annual Grand Rounds Lecture
in Pediatric Palliative Care Children’s
Hospital Boston, Boston, Mass., Jan.
2012. “Leaving the Nest: Moving
Your Pediatric Palliative Care Program
Beyond the Inpatient Setting” at OSF
Annual Supportive Care Education
Day, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
and Children’s Hospital of Illinois,
Peoria, Ill., April 2012. “Pediatric
Oncology and Palliative Care: Time for
the Twain to Meet” at Baptist Health
South Florida Pediatric Grand Rounds,
Miami, Fla., Jan. 2012. “Management
of Distressing Symptoms in Pediatric
Palliative Care” at Nationwide
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Grand
Rounds, Columbus, Ohio; Feb. 2012.
“Pediatric Palliative Care: Why It Should
Matter To You; An Unrecognized
Global Health Initiative” at Northeast
Ohio Medical University Community
Health Sciences Grand Rounds,
Rootstown, Ohio, Sept. 2011.
of note
Yolanda Holler, MD, Director,
NeuroDevelopment Science
Center, Town Hall Meeting, “Sports
Concussion and Mild Traumatic
Brian Injury” at the Summit County
Traumatic Brian Injury Collaborative
Panelist, March 2011. “Predictors
of Vitamin D in Northern Climates”
at Child Neurology Society Annual
Meeting, Savannah, Ga., Oct. 2011.
Elena Rossi, MD, “Care of Substance
Exposed Infants,” at Neonatal
and Pediatric Respiratory Care
Conference…and One to Grow, at
Akron General Health & Wellness
Center, May 2012. “Business Etiquette
Dinner and Professional Fashion
Show” at Northeastern Ohio Medical
University, April 2012.
Bradley Van Sickle, MD, PhD,
“Problems in Growth and Development”
at the Pediatric Symposium at Union
Hospital, Dover, Ohio, May 2012.
Michael T. Bigham, MD, Medical
Director, Transport Services, wrote
“Transport Disposition Using the
Transport Risk Assessment in
Pediatrics (TRAP) Score” with
Kandil S.B., Sanford H.A., Northrup
V., Giuliano J.S. Jr. Prehospital,
Emergency Care. March 23, 2012.
“Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: it
can take your breath away,” with
Tigges C.R. in Air Med Journal,
2012 Jan-Feb; 31(1):45-8; wrote
“Missed opportunities during
pediatric residency training: report
of a 10-year follow-up survey in
critical care transport medicine” with
Kline-Krammes S., Wheeler D.S.,
Schwartz H.P., Forbes M., Pediatric
Emergency Care. 2012 Jan;28(1):15. “Identification of candidate
serum biomarkers for severe septic
shock-associated kidney injury via
microarray,” with Basu R.K., Standage
S.W., Cvijanovich N.Z., Allen G.L.,
Thomas N.J., Freishtat R.J., Anas
N., Meyer K., Checchia P.A., Lin R,
Shanley T.P., Wheeler D.S., Devarajan
P, Goldstein SL, Wong H.R..Critical
Care. 2011 Dec 1;15(6):R273. “Heliox
in Children with Croup: A Strategy
to Hasten Improvement,” with.
Kline-Krammes S, Reed C, Giuliano
JS, Schwartz HP, Forbes M, Pope J,
Besunder J, Gothard MD and Russell
K., Air Med Journal. 2012 MayJune; 31(3): 131-137.”Biomarkers in
Pediatric” with Sepsis.Smith K, The
Open Inflammation Journal, 2011, 4,
(Suppl 1-M4) 24-30.
Ann-Marie Brown, MSN, CPNP-AC/
PC, CCRN, wrote “A Multi-Center,
Collaborative Approach to Reducing
Pediatric Codes outside the ICU” with
L. Hayes, E. Dobyns, B. DiGiovine, in
Pediatrics 129(3), e785-791, 2012.
David V. Chand, MD, Director, Center
for Operations Excellence, wrote
“Observational Study Using the Tools
of Lean Six Sigma to Improve the
Efficiency of the Resident Rounding
Process” in Journal of Graduate
Medical Education, June 2011, pp.
“All-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction
improves tibiofemoral contact: An
in vitro study,” with Stonestreet M.,
Kirkpatrick M., Shah K., Frampton C.,
and Elias J., in Pediatric Orthopaedics.
2012 Jan: 32 (1): 15-20.
Sarah Friebert, MD, Director,
Palliative Care, with Britni Lookabaugh,
Palliative Care Fellow, Akron Children’s
Hospital, wrote (2012) UNIPAC 8: A
Resource for Hospice and Palliative
Care Professionals – Caring for
Pediatric Patients (4th ed). Glenview,
Ill.: American Academy of Hospice and
Palliative Medicine; with Kristin Meade
(2012) “Informed decision making
and the adolescent patient,” in Corr
CA, Doka KJ, Jennings B, Tucci AS,
eds. Ethics at the End of Life: A Case
Study Approach. Hospice Foundation
of America; 231-41.
Yolanda Holler, MD, Director,
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center,
wrote “Predictors of Vitamin D in
Northern Climates” with Margaret
McBride, MD, in Annals of Neurology,
supplement, Volume 70; Sept. 2011.
Anthony Locastro, MD, wrote
“Traumatic Optic Neuropathy in a
17-Year-Old Football Player” in Journal
of Pediatric Ophthalmology and
Strabismus, Volume 48, April 2011.
Norman Christopher, MD, wrote
“Serum Procalcitonin Concentration in
the Evaluation of Febrile Infants 2 to
60 days of Age,” with Woelker, J.U.,
Sinha M., Christopher N.C., Powell K.,
in Pediatric Emergency Care, April 23,
Elena Rossi, MD, wrote “Utilizing a
Business Etiquette Dinner and Fashion
Show to teach Professionalism” with
Cessna L., Pokorny A., Jenkins Z.,
Kruse J., Young E., Kasmer R., in
American Association of Colleges
of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in
Kissimmee, Fla., July 2012.
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic
Surgery, Morsher M., MD, and
Weiner D., MD, wrote “The Use of
the reconstruction plate in multiplanar
tibial osteotomies in children
with Schaaf A”; Journal of Child
Orthopaedics. (2011) 5:127-133.
Jones K., and Morscher M., wrote
Showers Family Center for Childhood
Cancer & Blood Disorders, Steven
Kuerbitz, MD, Director, Hematology/
Oncology, Donna Patton, MD,
Mohammad Talaizadeh, MD, wrote
“An Unusual Form of Superficially
Disseminated Glioma in Children:
Report of 3 Cases,” with Agamanolis
D.P., Katsetos C.D., Klonk C.J.,
Bartkowski H.M., Ganapathy S.,
Staugaitis S.M., and Cohen BH in
Journal of Clinical Neurology 27(6);
727-733, 2012.
“Investigating Neurocognitive Markers
for Childhood Repetitive Behaviors:
An extension of the Research Domain
Criteria (RDoC) Project” with Chris
Flessner PhD (Kent State) at Kent
State University.
Supamit Ukarapong, MD, wrote
“Megakaryocyte development is normal
in mice with targeted disruption
of Tescalin,” with Boa, Y. Perera
E.M. Berkovitz, G.D. Experiemental
Cell Research, 2012 March 10;
318(5):662-9; “Duplication of SOX9
is not a common cause of 46, XX
testicular or 46, XX ovotesticular DSD,”
with Seeherunvong T., McElreavey K.,
Berkovitz G.D., and Perera E.M., in
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and
Metabolism, 2012; 25 (1-2): 121-3.
David V. Chand, MD, Director, Center
for Operations Excellence, received
Greater Akron Chamber 30 for the
Future Award; Golden Apple Award for
Teaching Excellence 2011 presented
by the Pediatric House Staff.
Bradley Van Sickle, MD, PhD, wrote
“Enzyme-replacement Therapy in Lifethreatening Hypophosphatasia” with
M.P. Whyte et al. The New England
Journal of Medicine, March 8, 2012;
pages 22-31.
Awards and Honors
Michael T. Bigham, MD, Director,
Transport Services, has been selected
as Neonatal/Pediatric Section Editor for
the Air Medical Journal, The Journal of
Transport Medicine.
Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD, Director,
Psychiatry and Psychology, received
the Akron Children’s Hospital
Collaborative Health Research
Award for the study “A Profile of the
Psychiatric Intake Response Center’s
patients: Intakes, Dispositions, and
Readmission Risk Factors for Children
and Adolescents” with Eric Jeffreris,
PhD (Kent State), and Patricia Seifert,
PhD, Director, Psychiatric Intake
Response Center at Akron Children’s
Hospital; Akron Children’s Hospital
Collaborative Health Research
and Team Formation Award for
Jean Christopher, MSN, CNS,
named to the Advisory Panel for the
“Diagnosing and Managing Sepsis”
collaborative through Children’s
Hospital Association.
John P. Crow, MD, Director, Trauma
Services, received 2012 Northeast
Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Distinguished Alumni Award at the
annual Aesculapius Charity Ball in
Lisa M. Davis, MSN, CPNP, was
elected to the Pediatric Endocrinology
Nursing Society’s Board of Directors.
She will serve as Secretary.
John C. Duby, MD, Director,
Science Center, was highlighted by
The Ohio State University Alumni
Association as one of the 100
Buckeyes You Should Know.
Yolanda Holler, MD, Director,
Science Center, received Akron
Children’s Hospital Outstanding
Teacher Award, NeuroDevelopment
Science Center, March 2012.
Anthony Locastro, MD, received 2011
Teacher of the Year Award, Department
of Opthalmology, Summa Health
System; Best Doctors in America.
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Birmingham Children’s Hospital
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Ms. Theresa Grace Brogan
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Akron Children’s Hospital
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of Mahoning Valley
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Mr. Gerald L. Indorf
Anthony Iona
Mr. and Mrs. James P. DeMarco
Christ Jackson
Mrs. Margery F. Graham
John Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight D. Hanshew, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight D. Hanshew, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Henderson
Bill Mason Agency
Mr. and Mrs. William P. McGinnis
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sherwood
Ms. Grace Elane Joy
John Ernest Kahlenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crewse
Habib Kakish
Ms. Sondra Bell
Mr. and Mrs. Alan H. Garren
Megan Kasmar
Ms. Cathy L. Kasmar
Ava F. Kefalas
Dr. and Dr. Costas H. Kefalas
Sophie Kissel
Miss Kathy Weckbacher
Beatrice Klein
Lubrizol Foundation
Mr. Richard R. Slocum and
Mrs. Eva Katherine Bertsch
Veronica “Bonnie” Kline
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Locastro
Akron Children’s Hospital Speech
and Hearing Department
Ainsley Laura Knepper
Mrs. Loretta Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Brady Jr.
Ms. Joelle Brower
Mr. and Mrs. Marc T. Catanzarite
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Conway Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Enright
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fletcher
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Fredrich
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred V. Garesche
Ms. Heather Gitlitz
Mr. and Mrs. Josef E. Guesman
Dr. Korey Kennelty
Mr. and Mrs. Edward I. Knepper
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore L. Knepper
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Mars
Mutual of America - Matching
Gift Program
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Mrs. Skylar Rampersaud
Ms. Joann Russo
Dr. and Ms. Sandfield
Ms. Judy C. Scull
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Slater
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Stankiewicz
Ms. Jessica Welsh
Ms. Alia Wynne
Evelyn Cecille Knepper
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Fredrich
Adolph J. Konte
Mrs. Cora L. Konte
Matthew J. Kostelic
Miss Debra A. Kostelic
John Devitt Kramer
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Barber
Patricia Krill
Mrs. John D. Kramer
Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Vieltorf
Don Krizo
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Ms. Elizabeth Kurian
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brumbaugh
Clyde Leach
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rhodes
Elyssa Renee Lechner
Mr. R. Scott Lechner
Tricia Lenio
Mr. and Mrs. Allen T. Lenio
Kim Leonino
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gottschick Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard McPeek
Ms. Emily Norman
Mrs. Robert C. Shoenfelt
Leigh Ayn Lewis
Mrs. Linda Butler
Judge and Mrs. James L. Miraldi
Mrs. Pamela Ray
Kyle Matthew Lichty
Ms. Paula Sue Lichty and
Mr. Robert Turnbaugh
Carter Lawrence Lindeman
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P.
Joseph LoBello
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Dr. Stephen F. Luczek
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Vastagh
Vicki Z. Ludwig
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Isaac Price Magoun
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Price
Margaret Zigmond Manning
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Steidl
A. Glenn Maranville
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Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Remark
Ms. E. Maxine Marsh
Mr. James MacDonald
Ann E. Masin
Dr. and Mrs. James A. Lehman, Jr.
Mr. John Masko
Mrs. Joyce Masko
Evelyn McClure
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Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Bowers
Mr. Jim Long
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Norberg
Mr. Jim Rayle Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Seelinger
Jerry McGuire
Hazel Lucille McKenna
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKenna
William “Bill” McMahon
Mr. Robert Baluch
Ms. Hannah R. Buttermore
Ms. Joanna M. Colella
Mr. Richard Cretella
Cailor Fleming and Associates
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Greny
Ms. Helen M. Hulme
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Lange
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kozicki
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Morabito
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Mowad
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne M. Nicholson
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Sebest
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Simko
Ms. Madeleine M. Stevens
Ms. Katherine McVey
Ms. Susan Deitrick & Lakeview
Intermediate School K-Kids
Terry Meager
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Mary Tydin Miller
Dr. and Mrs. Greggory N. Elefterin
Robert Scott Foltz, D.D.S.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Tebroski
Ridge Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Gray Sr.
Mrs. Pauline Jo Siber
Stephanie Renee Miller
Mr. and Mrs. James P. DeMarco
Raymond A. Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Mildred Moffitt
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L.
Elwanda L. Moles
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Donald J. Mook
Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Wilkinson
Keri Michelle Moore
Louis Vinez
Raymond J. Murray
Ms. Joyce K. Hamaker
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Nackes
Women’s Board of
Akron Children’s Hospital
Mr. Elijah Cornelius Naylor
Ms. Kendra Philon
Donald M. Newvahner
Mrs. Linda Newvahner
Jane D. Nichols
Dr. D. Gary Benfield and
Dr. Catherine Benfield
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Deighton
Mr. James Norris
Mrs. Aprilynn Norris
David O’Donnell’s father
Mr. Jeff Strainer
Anyachiemeka C. Ogbuji
Mr. Edward West
Chikaora C. Ogbuji
Mr. Edward West
Margaret Ann O’Neil
Mrs. John D. Kramer
Frank Oreolt
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Brian D. O’Shell
Mr. and Mrs. Guy L. Quick
Evelyn Wolf
memorial and tribute gifts
Carl M. Osherow
Mrs. John D. Kramer
Thelma Osherow
Mrs. John D. Kramer
Samantha Grace Pancoe
Mr. and Mrs. Jon A. Pancoe
David Lee Partin
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Q. Partin
Mr. and Mrs. Philip E. Partin
Mr. Dave Peck
Ms. Lois J. Peck
Jessie M. Pera
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Grigg Jr.
Nicolette Rose Pesa
Greenwood Auto
Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Fritsch
Quinn Elise Pfeiffer
Mr. and Mrs. Jay E. Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Harris
Harwick Standard Distribution
Hernandez Construction
Services Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Kurt S. Nygaard
Jim, Kathy, Marc and Jennifer
Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Potirakis
Phil Pipoly
Mr. Joseph Pipoly
Marilyn Plazo
Mr. and Mrs. Spiros Arfaras
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Bailey
Mr. and Mrs. Justin M. Benko
Veronica and Joe Bernel Jr.
Ms. Joyce Berkenstock
Ms. Nancy Bodnar
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Campbell
Mr. Lance Churchman
Mr. and Mrs. Larry K. Churchman
Ms. Elizabeth A. Clark
Mr. and Mrs. David Cook
Ms. Janet F. Cornelius
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. DiCresce
Mr. Anthony D. Dilucente
Friends of Children’s Hospital
Ms. Catherine M. Gaeta
Ms. Eleanor Gaeta
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Hager
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell E. Hirsch
Mr. and Mrs. Adam A. Holtz
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kearns
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Koza
Mr. Scott J. Michaels
Ms. Edna McCort
Mr. Dominic R. Oravec
Mr. and Mrs. John O’Toole
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Palazzo
Ms. Mary V. Parasilite
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Parisi
Ms. Dyana R. Parker
DiFeo & Sons Poultry
Mrs. Kathy Pullella
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy E. Rasicci
Solon Middle School
Dr. and Mrs. Kim L. Stearns
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Stoller
Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Tarosky
Mrs. Ruby C. Winter
Toree Lee Poder
Mrs. Josephine A. Moran
Ms. Kristine R. Moran
Mr. Mark Poffenberger
Mr. Kirk Poffenberger
Elsie Pren
Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Wendschuh
Betty A. O’Desky Radecki
Dr. Martha K. Birnbaum and
Mr. Abraham Birnbaum
Dr. and Mrs. Patrick L. Radecki
Westowne Condominium
Association Inc.
Austin Leroy Rankin
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Rankin
Christa Reed
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Evans
Calvin P. Reynolds, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. David Reynolds
Daniel J. Rhodes
Akron Beacon Journal
Ms. Shirley L. Apple
Ms. Connie L. Blair and Candea
Mr. David P. Calderone
City of North Canton Fire
Joan and David Van Dyke
Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Martin
Mr. Daniel J. Rhodes
Judith and James W. Rhodes
Mrs. Michele Rhodes
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Petrovich
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen K. Pollock
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Price
Anthony Richards
Mrs. Mary Richards
Robert Mead Richardson
Ms. Sandra N. Ashton
Robin Rinehart
Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Hookway
Matthew Michael Risaliti
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Risaliti
Rose Marie Ruberti
Ms. Harriet Burnham
Richard Schaferling
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Bill Schumacher
Mr. and Mrs. William F.
Schumacher III
Sue E. Schumacher
Mr. and Mrs. William F.
Schumacher III
Bernard Michael Schur
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Mary Ann Seiberling
Mr. and Mrs. Greg K. McMains
Anthony M. Shingleton
Mrs. Mary Richards
Mr. and Mrs. Jess V. Shingleton II
Casey Shuman
Ms. Madeline Gonnella
William L. Sibila
Mr. Mike Sibila
Margie Simmons
Angela Simmons
Morris Simon
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Simon
Donald R. Singer
Dr. and Mrs. Roger E. Baker
Ms. Evelyn M. Bissonnette
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew W. Bobo
Mr. and Mrs. James V. DiCola
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grisez
Mr. Jonathan Harris
Ms. Heather D. Hartzell
Mr. Thomas Leonino
North Canton Middle School
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua K. Randles
Mr. Ryan R. Rex
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Soldatis
Stark County Democratic Executive
Ms. Barbara L. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Neil A. Turnbull
Ms. Anne P. Vainer
Eunice Singer
Mr. and Mrs. Brett R. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Neil A. Turnbull
Ms. Anne P. Vainer
Betty Lucinda Slabaugh
Ms. Carol A. Eckroate
Susan Slattery
Mr. and Ms. Gregory Orosz
Ms. Nancy Orosz
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Waggoner
Caroline M. Small
Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Bobst
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kelley
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Partin
Mr. Frank B. Pewonski
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Pewonski
Mr. and Mrs. Lester A. Vnasdale
Agnes C. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Matthew G. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Smith
George Sobieski
Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Stone
Shirley A. Speicher
Mr. Dean L. Speicher
Richard W. Staiger
Mrs. John D. Kramer
Lori Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Stephens
Leah Nicole Stone
Mr. Mathew J. Capan
Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Herbert
Ms. Carolyn B. Hofmann
Pegasus Pub
Willham Roofing Co. Inc.
Chad Study
Mr. Dale Study
Helen Sutter
Mrs. Eva L. Hiney
Andrew Thomas
Ms. Bree M. Allen
Ms. Nicole Comisky
Ms. Mary Lou Eicher
Ms. Joanne Gallagher
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Matzye
National Interstate Insurance
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patituce
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Soder
Robert Tieche
Mrs. Debra L. Tieche
Michael Ryan Tople
Mr. and Mrs. Jaimy B. Garrett
Griffin R. Truxell
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Volenik Jr.
Larry VanCamp
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Atkinson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Kurtz
Mr. and Mrs. Kerry L. Saunders
and various families
Mr. Steven Upmeyer
Dominic Vesco
Dr. and Mrs. David J. Owen
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Reeves
Vesta Wagner
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Wagner Jr.
Clarence Wagner Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Wagner Jr.
Marilyn E. Walker
Mr. Donald Walker
Greg R. Wallace
Ms. Susan E. Hamilton
Ms. Olivia Ward
Mrs. Kellie Gilbert
Gwendolyn S. Watt
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Pren
Wyatt M. Webb
Ms. Barbara Ann Webb
Dr. Douglas Wegner
Thelma Weisenstein
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Greenzalis
Emma Irene Whiting
Mr. Donald E. Whiting
Clara Widder
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Richardson
Ms. Karen L. Tennant
Mary E. “Liddy” Wiles
Ms. Julie E. Amsden
Mr. Roger D. Bodosi
Mrs. LaRee J. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brown
Mr. and Mrs. David Butler
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery J. DiSandro
Mr. and Mrs. Adam A. Holtz
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Kimberly
Happy Hackers Golf League
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent L. Monahan
Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Moritz
Judy and Phil Pedrotty
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Pierce
Ms. Mary E. Wiles
Mr. and Mrs. William Yarger
Mr. Malcom Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Williams
Laurie D. Willis
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Nackes
Women’s Board of
Akron Children’s Hospital
Douglas Wise
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wise
Glen Patrick Wolford
Mr. Donald L. Wolford
Lucy Works
Ms. Lucy Works
Alexis Yankush
Mr. and Ms. Gary Offerdahl
Ella Faith Young
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Baney Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Baney Sr.
PNC Matching Gifts Program
Linda K. Young
Mr. and Mrs. Travis M. Clowser
Ms. Rayetta J. Kanters
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. McKenzie
Ms. Delores Prude
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Swallow
Mr. Gary J. Young
Young & Associates Inc.
Willis “Bill” S. Zeigler
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Berk
Mr. and Mrs. George Bethea
Mrs. Josephine Brookhart
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Brown
Mrs. Dorothy and Mr. James Colburn
Ms. Joyce K. Hamaker
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Hamlin Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Turner
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Mather Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Maynard
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Mercer
Ms. Rose S. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Nackes
Mrs. Sylvester W. Rickards
Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Scott
Women’s Board of
Akron Children’s Hospital
Lewis Zimmerman
Mr. and Mrs. Greg K. McMains
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calendar of events
Monday-Tuesday, September 2-3
Friday, August 17
Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley Friends
and Family Night
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Scrappers Field, Niles, OH
7 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, August 18-19
National Hamburger Festival
Lock 3 Park
Times Vary
Thursday, August 30
Quaker Steak & Lube Bike Night to benefit
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
Austintown Quaker Steak and Lube
4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Taste of Hudson
Times Vary
Saturday, September 15
Children’s Health and Wellness Event
Beeghly Campus
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday, September 19-20
Mix 98.9 Miracles and Promises Radiothon
Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus
Times Vary
Sunday, September 23
Walk for Babies
Akron Zoo
9 a.m.
Monday, September 24
Children’s Benefit Invitational
Fairlawn Country Club
12:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 27
For information about these events or how
you can become a special event coordinator,
contact: JoAnn Stock, director of development,
Mahoning Valley, at 330-746-9122 or Sara
Lundenberger, special events coordinator at
Akron Children’s Hospital, at 330-543-8037.
Quaker Steak & Lube Bike Night to benefit
Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
Austintown Quaker Steak and Lube
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday- Saturday, October 19-20
Forest Heritage Festival
Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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