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Akron Children's to honor James H. Sisek at Champions event

04-04-2017 (Mahoning Valley, Ohio )

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will honor James H. Sisek, Esq. as the 2017 Champion for Our Valley’s Children at the 7th annual celebration dinner on Tuesday, May 9 at The Lake Club in Poland.

Sisek’s ongoing support, generosity and advocacy for the hospital has led to millions of dollars in support for the hospital’s local programs and services. Sisek is a member of the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and serves on the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Community Leadership Council. 

The Champions for Our Valley’s Children event will highlight Akron Children’s progress in the Mahoning Valley and will recognize those who have helped to make it possible, including donors, volunteers, staff and community partners. 

“In 2016, a total of 2,134 donors contributed nearly $3 million to support our local programs and services,” said JoAnn Stock, senior director of development at Akron Children’s Hospital. “We are so very grateful for the philanthropic support of Children’s programs and services in the Mahoning Valley.” 

Since the opening of the Beeghly campus in Boardman in 2008, more than $19.4 million has been donated to support the hospital’s mission. 

Six additional individuals and organizations will receive the Children’s Advocate Award:

  • Fostering Dreams
  • Inspiring Minds
  • OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center Board of Directors
  • Operation Search and Help
  • Resource Mothers
  • United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

"The purpose of this award is to recognize 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 in the communities we serve,” Stock said. 

Tickets are still available for $50 each and can be ordered by calling 330-746-9122, or purchased online at www.akronchildrens.org/championsforourvalleyschildren2017. Event sponsorship information is also available.