Hundreds of children and their families shared their spare change -- and time -- at the 2012 Change Bandit Bash, the kickoff event for the 13th annual Akron Children's Hospital Have a Heart, Do Your Part Radiothon, sponsored by 98.1 WKDD. This Children's Channel video podcast features a few of these children and their stories, as well as a glimpse at a magical start to the most important weekend of the year.
These videos focus on different aspects of the design and construction of the new 200-million building expansion at Akron Children's Hospital. When complete, the project will feature a new medical tower with a neonatal intensive care unit, emergency room and outpatient surgical suites; a 1,200 space parking deck; and an expanded Ronald McDonald House. Construction is expected to be completed in 2015.