Walk for Babies at the Akron Zoo
Sunday, September 17, 2023
Powered by Kaulig Giving

What is Walk for Babies?

Walk for Babies is an event that was started by an extremely thankful set pf parents after their child received such great care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Akron Children’s Hospital. It didn’t take long to find hundreds of other families that felt the same way. We all work together to say thanks & to raise money for the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital. Because Walk for Babies is a local organization, with no paid employees, 100% of your contribution will benefit the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital.

See the sponsorship link for additional partnership opportunities!

What will 2023 look like?

This year we’re excited for Walk for Babies to take place at the Akron Zoo where it all started so many years ago! Our presenting sponsor, Kaulig Giving & Akron Children’s Hospital are dedicated to making this year’s event another memorable one for all the families, friends & children who have been directly impacted, touched, & cared for by the NICU at Akron Children’s. In 2020, we proudly raised $71,150 through our first ever virtual event with 50 teams. This past year 2021 has been a stark reminder to all of us of the significance of having the supplies and equipment necessary to care for our most at risk patients. 2021 worked on the implementation of the NICView cameras. They also worked to achieve another ventilator for the NICU. 2022 we were finally back in person & raised $120,000.00! We’re hoping to make 2023 event bigger with the support from all of our NICU families & friends!

• Date of event details & times

Sunday, September 17th at Akron Zoo
Time: 7:30am Registration
Walk begins: 8AM
Animals come out: 9AM
Zoo opens to the public: 10AM (we encourage all guests to stay & enter the zoo with their teams, family & friends)
Friday, August 25th - Last day to register with T-shirt
(See T-Shirts Here)

• Activities for the kids the day of the event

Top (3) most creative teams will win a prize

Face painting
Live DJ
Family tickets for the Zoo rides
Craft table
Zoo entry covered for the day (September 17th) for the entire family/team walking


If any questions in the meantime please reach out to Taylor Cooper, Events Coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital. She will be happy to answer any questions regarding the event on September 17th

e-mail: tcooper3@akronchildrens.org cell: (330)-523-9503