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Akron Children's seeks Childrens Advocate Award nominations

02-23-2017 (Mahoning Valley, Ohio )

Nominations are now being accepted for the Children’s Advocate Award. The award will be presented by Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley at the Champions for our Valley’s Children celebration on Tuesday, May 9 at The Lake Club in Poland. 

“The Children’s Advocate Award recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley who exhibit the spirit of caring and who are working to make a difference in the lives of the children of the community,” said JoAnn Stock, senior director of development, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. 

Nominees may be an individual, group of individuals or an organization, and may be self-nominated or nominated by another person. Nominees must reside in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley service area, which consists of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in northeast Ohio, and Mercer and Lawrence counties in western Pennsylvania. 

Selection criteria for the Children’s Advocate Award are as follows:

  • Demonstrates a deep, caring desire to help children
  • Has taken action to address a problem facing local children or youth
  • Has provided three or more years of service directly affecting the well-being of children
  • Addresses a broad problem/issue affecting a large number of children or youth
  • Demonstrates a long-term commitment to finding solutions to the problem/issue, primarily at the local level
  • Gives personal volunteer service over and above the expectations of his/her career or profession
  • Promotes continuation of his/her advocacy or service by enlisting others to join in solving the problem/issue and enhancing the well-being of children and the community

In order to be considered, the completed nomination form and accompanying narrative must be received by March 13, 2017. For a nomination form, visit or call 330-746-9122.

At the Champions for our Valley’s Children Celebration Dinner, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will recognize donors, volunteers, staff and community partners who have supported the hospital. Reservations are $50 per person and corporate sponsorships are available.