Skip to main content Skip to main content
Go to homepage

Akron Children’s Hospital Women’s Board postpones Charity Ball

06-22-2020 (Akron, Ohio )

 

The Akron Children’s Hospital Women’s Board has postponed its 118th Charity Ball, originally scheduled to take place on Dec. 29, 2020 at E.J. Thomas Hall, due to continuing concerns about COVID-19 and large social gatherings. 

“We hope the conditions are more favorable for large community celebrations next year so this great Akron tradition can continue,” said Tammy Gersman, president of the Akron Children’s Hospital Women Board. “Commitment to community volunteerism is valued by the Women’s Board, and we look forward to highlighting these families’ impact.”

The proposed new date for the Charity Ball is Wednesday, December 29, 2021 and will feature a combined class of debutantes from 2020 and 2021

Debutantes are selected in recognition of their parents’ and grandparents’ volunteer support of the Greater Akron community.

The Mary Day Nursery, the predecessor to Akron Children’s Hospital, opened in 1890 and held its first Mary Day Nursery Ball was on Dec. 18, 1895 to raise money for the nursery and kindergarten. To highlight the women’s board commitment to service, the third ball, in 1897, was renamed the “Charity Ball” and has remained a community tradition (except for an eight-year hiatus in the early years). To promote future female leaders and celebrate their families’ contributions to the region, the presentation of the debutantes was added in 1951.

Media Contacts

Laurie Schueler
330-701-5198
lschueler@akronchildrens.org

Theresa Johnson
216-392-0350

Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
There are 10 nurses in the picture.

And we have many more pediatric primary care providers in Northeast Ohio. You can meet some of them here.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The five differences are:
– Phone color
– Coat pocket
– Stethoscope earpiece color
– Stethoscope bell dot
– Clipboard paper color

Need help finding a doctor, choosing a location or getting a general question about Akron Children's answered? Call us or fill out the form and we'll help in any way we can.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The two matching doctors are 9 and 14.

With virtual visits, you can see our pediatric experts from the comfort of home or wherever you are.
Summit Mall Play Area
Answer Key:
Click to expand
The correct path:
The Correct Path
We offer many ways to get pediatric care all over Northeast Ohio. Use this page to find the right kind of care and the most convenient location for you.