Thank You Don Sitts!!


The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center assists families in many  ways. Often times with children suffering chronic and serious illnesses, it is difficult and expensive for the families to travel to the hospital for the many necessary therapies. Therapists and specialists were using their own personal vehicles for transportaion to home therapy sessions throughout the many counties served by the hospital.


The need for a department vehicle was evident. This was something The PPC Family Fund wanted to explore. They approached Don Sitts, from Don Sitts Auto Group in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, for his advice.  Mr. Sitts is a true hero! He offered to provide a vehicle for the department staff, freeing up funds as they may be more directly used for the families. The PPC Family Fund is so thrilled to partner with such an outstanding person!

Card Making
The Haslinger Family Pediatric Pallitaive Care Center at Akron Children's Hospital sends personal handmade greeting cards to the families throughout the year to celebrate and remember the lives of the children within the palliative care program. The PPC Family Fund assists with the making of the beautiful cards, enlisting friends and donors to come together to create for a worthy and meaningful cause.




Akron Children's Hospital Improvements 


In March 2017, Akron Children’s Hospital will broke ground on a 230,000-square-foot addition to the Considine Professional Building.  The new building will bring together all of our outpatient clinics on the Akron campus and continue the campus transformation the hospital began in 2012 when it broke ground on the Kay Jewelers Pavilion. 


“Our vision is to design a family-friendly space that supports the delivery of care in an environment that providers and staff are happy to work in,” said Grace Wakulchik, chief operating officer.

The expansion project will nearly double the existing square footage of the building.

Akron Marathon 2014


The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation selected the Haslinger Familly Pediatric Palliative Care Center at Akron Children's Hospital as one of its 10 Blue Line Charity Programs. The Marathon boasts, 15,000 runners, 3,000 volunteers and 100,000 spectators. The PPC Family Fund and the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center volunteers colorfully manned the water station for the runners at Mile 19, as well as some members running in the race itself. The PPC Family Fund sponsored the shirts worn by the team members. For more information about more marathons visit The Blue Line Charity Program at

Arnie's March August 2, 2017

Members of our PPC Family walked for Arnie’s March at the Bridgestone Invitational on August 2, 2017

Funds raised through Arnie’s March directly benefit care for the children and families in Northeast Ohio battling childhood cancer.


Arnie's March supports pediatric cancer programs and funds crucial research efforts to fight childhood cancer. Our local hospitals are actively working to develop more effective treatment methods to fight childhood cancer. The funds raised by Arnie's March support the efforts of our area oncology programs at Akron Children's Hospital and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's.

Thank You Arnold Palmer

True Hero and Partner

Edwin Encarcion Picture Sold: August 28, 2017


#10 Designated Hitter, Edwin Encarnacion, is helped make a difference here with the the Cleveland Indians.  

Thank You Cleveland Indians

Shon Coleman

Picture Sold: August 28, 2017

#72, Offensive Lineman,  was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. He received treatment at St. Jude’s.

Thank You Cleveland Browns

J.R. Smith

Jersey  Sold: August 28, 2017

Since 2015, J.R. Smith has proudly worn the #5, Cavalier uniform.   

Thank You Cleveland Cavaliers

Recent News

Thank You, Sue Locke for Dancing for the Kids.

Dancing of the Kids event raised $159,213

October 20, 2017

Our own, Sue Locke, danced to raise money for the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at the hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Dance Unlimited is a therapeutic dance program at Akron Children’s for patients of all abilities.  “Dancing for the Kids is such an incredible fundraiser for the Showers Family Center, it’s an event that the community really gets behind,” said Machelle Syx, corporate alliance coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation. 

© 2017 PPC Family Fund.

The Pediatric Palliative Care Family Support Fund
P.O. Box 942 Hudson, Ohio 44236

The PPC Family Support fund is a 501c3 organization supporting  Akron Children's Hospital. We assist families coping with the extreme financial stress of caring for children with complex, chronic or serious medial conditions.