Lauren Hill. "Never Give Up" - Honoring Lauren Hill

When Lauren Hill was diagnosed with an inoperable and fatal brain tumor known as DIPG, she promised herself she would never give up. Instead, she used the time she had left to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research.

The Cincinnati Children’s family is committed to this fight, in honor of Lauren and all of the children facing cancer who inspire us every day with their strength, courage and optimism.

To learn more or support our pediatric cancer research efforts, contact Beth Sims at 513-636-5285 or

Alvin H. Crawford, MD.Cincinnati Children's Physician Honored With Lifetime Hero Award

Known as one of the world’s top spine specialists, Alvin H. Crawford, MD, was honored with the 2015 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cincinnati Business Courier. This award recognizes Dr. Crawford’s longstanding impact on healthcare in our community, his research and the many lives he’s changed.

Dr. Crawford recently retired as director of the Crawford Spine Center, named in his honor, after nearly 40 years of service to Cincinnati Children's.

Alvin H. Crawford, MD, was recognized for the positive impact he has had on the lives of kids who suffer from adverse spinal conditions.


Ukulele donation provides happiness for patients.Ukulele Donation Provides Happiness for Patients

After connecting with a music therapist from Cincinnati Children’s, Greg Huntington, of True Joy Acoustics, wanted to help our patients any way he could. So he donated 25 high-quality ukuleles to our music therapy program.

“To provide a moment of joy and peace for a child and their family is my goal, and with these ukuleles, I hope to do just that,” he says.

Cincinnati Children's music therapists at the medical center use music to help patients meet their treatment goals and cope with their hospital stay. And with Huntington’s generous gift, more kids will move forward with their care plans feeling energized, happy and full of hope.

Music therapists at Cincinnati Children’s meet with patients at the bedside to help them along the path of wellness and recovery.

Change the Outcome. Thanks to generous donors like you, we've reached $150 million – 60 percent – of our campaign goal! Learn more and help us Change the Outcome today.