When Dr. Robert Klein and his wife, Karen, began participating in the Children’s Tree of Lights fundraiser 30 years ago, they did it with one thing in mind – to make people happy around the holidays. “People like the fact that somebody remembers their loved one,” said Dr. Klein, a pediatric surgeon who retired from […]
Back in 1994 when then-active Akron Children’s Women’s Board member Nancy Heslop heard about another local hospital that was doing a tree lighting ceremony, an idea took root. “We thought it was a great idea,” she said. “The hospital had just done a major renovation and we had a beautiful atrium lobby to show off […]
More than 130 years after the founding of Akron Children’s, 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. “We believe in taking care of each other,” said Tammy Gersman, president of […]
More than 1,000 attendees celebrated Akron Children’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.