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Foundation Board supports expanding imaging capabilities
This past year, the Dayton Children’s Foundation Board made a significant impact on patient care and the patient experience by approving a $400,000 investment to expand MRI capabilities by purchasing a 3 Tesla MRI.
Home is where the heart is
For two decades, Larry Klaben has been making a positive impact on the families at the hospital – and the entire Dayton community – with his belief that “family comes first, and both Morris and Dayton Children’s support families.”

What the new patient tower means to Kayleigh, cancer survivor
Hear from Kayleigh Crabtree, cancer survivor, on what it means to her to help design the new Dayton Children's patient care tower.
60th anniversary celebration with a special gift
A traditional 60th anniversary gift is celebrated with diamonds. But the jewel of choice for Joe and Elaine Bettman was Dayton Children’s. On their 60th wedding anniversary, they made a $1,000 gift to Dayton Children’s to be the inaugural members of the Barney Circle.
TWIGs and the Women’s Board complete the cancer care endowment
Thanks to the passion and energy of two fundraising auxiliaries, the Terrific Women in Giving (TWIGs) and the Women’s Board, we successful raised $2 million to fully fund the pediatric cancer and blood disorders endowment at Dayton Children’s, helping make life a little easier for kids with cancer.
Passed down from generations
Greg Atkinson comes from a long line of family members who love to make kids smile. When Greg Atkinson's father died in 2004 he knew he wanted to honor his father's legacy of supporting Dayton Children's. Greg decided to leave Dayton Children’s in his estate plans to honor his father. Learn more about what this planned gift does for the hospital.
Gift giving has a whole new meaning at The Little Exchange
The Little Exchange, a gift shop in Oakwood, has donated 100 percent of their proceeds to Dayton Children’s for more than 60 years. In 2013, The Little Exchange presented Dayton Children’s with a check for $20,000 to benefit the MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center.
Dance Marathon – One mother shares what it means to her family
In 2013 three local schools took to the dance floor to get their boogy on and raise money for Dayton Children's. These three Dance Marathon's raised over $110,000 for the hospital to purchase life-saving medical equipment.
Radiothon raises enough for a new set of wheels for Dayton Children’s
The K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon had one goal in mind – to raise enough money to purchase a transport vehicle for Dayton Children’s. Thanks to the generosity of our community, the 17th annual Radiothon set a new record of $294,901, which is a 46 percent increase over last year's event and enough to purchase a transport vehicle for $160,000!

Tragedy turns to triumph thanks to a specialized care team
The true story of Grant Craft who spent weeks in the intensive care unity at Dayton Children's Hospital after a severe lawn mower accident almost took his life.
Bringing Pillow Pets and Smiles
Sydney Copeland is 13 years old and has been inspired to help sick children after she read about Jacob, a boy with cancer who donated Pillow Pets to his local hospital for other patients to enjoy.
TWIGS presents Dayton Children’s with $295,000 at annual meeting.
TWIGS (Terrific Women In Giving), the auxiliary of The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, presented the hospital with a check for $295,000 finishing in just two years the auxiliary’s 2011 three year pledge of $500,000 for the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Care Endowment. The check was presented by Debbie Bowers, 2012 auxiliary president, to Dayton Children’s Chairman, Board of Trustees Vishal Soin during the auxiliary’s January 24, 2013 annual meeting at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering.
10 ways Dayton Children’s saw success on #GivingTuesday
2012 Gem City Jam and Hoopla Golf Outing Raises $120,496.58
Middletown Community Foundation provides help to local families
The Middletown Community Foundation provided a $15,000 grant to provide help to local families needing extra care.
K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon Raises $200,410
K99.1FM raised $200,420 during the 14th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon.
The Little Exchange Donates $12,000 and 12 wagons
During the The Little Exchange Annual Meeting on August 31, 2011, Board President Nancy Rambasek presented a check for $12,000 to The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton for continuing support of the Family Resource Center at the hospital. Along with the check, 12 wagons were donated by the volunteers of the Little Exchange to help with transporting patients around the medical center.
Victoria Kozma's Lemonade Stand
Victoria Kozma, 6, conducted a lemonade stand and snack dale during her family's garage sale to benefit Dayton Children's.
Shumsky Enterprises Donates Brave Kid Capes
Shumsky Enterprises has developed a new Brave Kid Capes program for pediatric hospital patients and donated 250 kits to Dayton Children's.
Buffalo Wild Wings March Madness
Buffalo Wild Wings hosts annual March Madness campaign to raise money for Children's Miracle Network.
Behind the Scenes at the K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon
K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon Behind the Scenes Tribute Video
TWIG Auxiliary Donates $257,000 for Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center
The TWIG Auxiliary donated $257,000 at its annual meeting, completing a three-year $500,000 pledge for the Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center.
Walmart and Sam's Club Associates Holiday Visit
Associates from Walmart and Sam's Club stores visited Dayton Children's and delivered gifts fro every patient.
Chris Phillips' Wins Big Bet
Chris Phillips, on a bet with his physical therapist, learned how to walk with crutches. He won big dividends for taking on the challenge.
Kettering Fairmont Spirit Chain Donates $20,000
The Kettering Fairmont High School Spirit Chain raised $20,000 for the Cancer Center's treatment-away fund.
Dateline host to speak at Blue Ribbon Nite Gala
Chris Hansen, host of Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” will speak at a fundraiser for the Warren County Child Advocacy Center.

The Little Exchange
The Little Exchange Wins Oakwood Beautification Award
Gem City Jam & Hoopla raises $110,000
Gem City Jam & Hoopla Golf Outing raises $110,00 for the Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center
5K for the Kids Raised $10,357 for CARE House
The 5 for the Kids, sponsored by the Dayton Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division raised $10,357.31 for CARE House
Emily Rumpff - Junior Fundraiser
Emily Gordon places coin canisters in local businesses to collect money to help patients.
Fourth Graders at Holy Angels School
Fourth grade class at Holy Angels School held a garage sale for primary school students and raised $125.
Phase I of Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center Opens
The "Meet the Need" campaign for the Soin Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Center has raised $4.5 million toward the $5.5 million goal; phase I opens.
28th Children's Miracle Network Telethon Raises $2 Million
The 2010 Children's Miracle Network Telethon raised over $2 million to directly benefit Dayton Children's
Mills Family Lounge
The newly renovated Mills Family Lounge was unveiled on May 27, 2010.
Build-A-Bear Event for Patients
The Centerville Noon Optimist Club held their annual Build-A-Bear event for patients and their families in May.

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