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Brandon Scarborough

Turning Young Men’s Dreams into Reality After graduating from Mt. Union College and then receiving his master’s in education, Brandon Scarborough, now 37, realized he wanted do to more with his career than to just hold a traditional job. Throughout his life, he witnessed too many young African-American men who needed focus, who needed a […]

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Kylie Rose Jacobs

Sending Bags of Love and Running the Race to Fight Cancer You wouldn’t expect a 6-year-old child who is lying in a hospital bed fighting cancer to be thinking about anything more than missing her friends, losing her hair and her own health prognosis. But then you don’t know Kylie Jacobs, who has fought cancer […]

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Giant Eagle and Akron Children’s Hospital

Giant Eagle and Akron Children’s Hospital The Wind Beneath Their Wings In the three decades that Giant Eagle has operated stores in Northeast Ohio, it has lent its support to Akron Children’s Hospital.  From leading market-wide fundraisers to providing birthday cakes to hospitalized patients, the Pittsburgh-based retailer has helped make a difference in the lives […]

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Aiden Dine

Aiden Dine, who was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes when he was 15 months old, represented the American Diabetes Association’s Team Tackle in April 2016 in Washington, D.C.

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Jen Vliet, Akron Hope

  Inspiring The Next Generation Through Outreach Jen Vliet, The University of Akron student, started Akron Hope on campus in July 2015 when Charleston Hope founder Emily Hoisington reached out to her. Jen happens to be the cousin of Emily’s boyfriend, Chad Cooke, who had sadly passed away. Chad’s commitment to creating hope became the […]

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Eva and Riley Kemper

  Battling Hunger with Love and Lemonade At nine and 12 years old, Eva and Riley Kemper have a lot of life figured out already. “We just don’t know what other kids are going through,” says Eva who is in fourth grade at Price Elementary in Cuyahoga Falls. “What if they are having a bad […]

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Some Kids Begin with Kay

Signet Jewelers’ donation builds NICU and more at Akron Children’s Hospital In Northeast Ohio, diamonds and doctors may just be a child’s best friends. In 2015, when a sparkling, seven-story addition opened on the campus of Akron Children’s Hospital, there wasn’t a doubt about the people who helped make it possible. The leadership and employees […]

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Betsy and Ryan Hartschuh

Fulfilling a Vision of Learning Through Play In 2011, after traveling out of state with their two young daughters to several hands-on learning museums (commonly known as “children’s museums”), Betsy and Ryan Hartschuh recognized the value of creating a similar space in Akron where children and their families could learn through play. Along with a […]

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