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Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center celebrates 10th birthday

07-02-2012

The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an evening of live performances at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, July 27, 2012. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 7:15 p.m.

The event, presented by the H. Peter Burg Family, will include performances by Sarah Friebert, MD, director of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center and William Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children's Hospital, among others. Audience members will have the opportunity to donate $1 to vote for their favorite act. The emcee for the fundraiser will be Fox 8 personality Todd Meany, who will also perform with his band, Ace Molar.

“We wanted to create a special event for our 10th anniversary to thank all of our palliative care supporters,” Friebert said. “We couldn’t provide the care we offer without each and every person involved with our work.”

Founded by Dr. Friebert in 2002, the physicians, clinicians and volunteers at the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center work with children and their families to enhance quality of life and minimize suffering for patients with chronic or complex illnesses. Palliative care patients receive comprehensive, interdisciplinary support to address the physical, emotional and spiritual issues that may contribute to suffering or interfere with healing. The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center is one of the largest pediatric palliative care programs in the U.S. and is nationally recognized as a model for other such centers.

Admission for the event is $5, and advance tickets are available by calling 330-543-8340.For more information about the event, as well as sponsorship opportunities, visit akronchildrens.org/birthdayparty.

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Anne C. Merchant
330-543-3558
amerchant@chmca.org