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6 most engaging fundraising stories of 2012


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There’s no shortage of generosity toward Akron Children’s Hospital. For more than 122 years, we’ve been fortunate to have the support of our patients and families, and also the community. Whether it’s the Akron and Mahoning Valley radiothons or cyclists riding across the country to raise money and awareness for the hospital, we’re always proud to share the good work that’s being done on behalf of the hospital.

Take a look back at 6 of the most popular fundraising stories for 2012.

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6 most engaging fundraising stories of 2012

  1. 1. 6 most engaging fundraising posts of 2012
  2. 2. 1.) Have a Heart, Do Your Part RadiothonAkron Children’s “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon with 98.1 WKDD raisedmore than $700,000.
  3. 3. 2.) Diamond ClassicThe Diamond Classic for Kids is an annual charity baseball game between KentState University and the University of Akron. A portion of the proceeds benefitsAkron Childrens Hospital.
  4. 4. 3.) Miracles and Promises Radiothon The Miracles and Promises Radiothon, in partnership with ClearChannel Youngstown, raised more than $190,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
  5. 5. 4.) Ohio CycleWorksOhio CycleWorks Charities raised $45,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital in the RaceAcross America event, in which they cycled 3,000 miles in 6 days.
  6. 6. 5.) Holiday Tree FestivalEvery November, the Holiday Tree Festival ushers in the holiday season with a dazzlingdisplay of trees, wreaths and other items. Over the past 30 years, it has raised nearly$4 million for Akron Children’s Hospital.
  7. 7. 6.) Giant Eagle CampaignGiant Eagle donated more than $70,000 for Akron Children’s Showers FamilyCenter for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders through its campaign,which ran May 31 to June 28.