Northern Ohio Chapter

The Northern Ohio Chapter is honored to serve families who are raising children living with life-threatening illnesses. We do so by providing cost free, fun filled destination events throughout the year that we call Adventures.  We could not provide a timeout from the challenge of life long illness if not for the support of the local community and fundraisers. Thank you to all our valued partners!

To see events in Northern Ohio, take a look at our calendar!

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Enroll A Child

Do you have or know a child with a life-threatening illness? Enroll them with this chapter to be a part of the A Kid Again family!

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Support Your Local Chapter

Your generosity will help thousands of kids living with a life-threatening illness receive the gift of hope, happiness, and healing in the time they need it most. Please make your one time or monthly gift today and help us fuel adventure for families in our local community!

Donate Your Time

Time is something that money cannot buy. At A Kid Again we strive to provide robust volunteer opportunities that are fun filled and kid centric. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy adventure and have a heart for serving others.

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Northern Ohio Staff

Christine Bucknell
Executive Director
Katie Kochan
Engagement & Communications Coordinator

Northern Ohio Advisory Board

Tim Martin, Chair
Principal Gallagher Sports
Michael Kaczka, Vice Chair
Member McDonald Hopkins, LLC
Brad Fischer, Treasurer & Immediate Past Chair
Director and Global Retail Operations Parker Hannifin, Inc.
Nathan Greene
ESPN Cleveland
Darrin Kotecki
President GPD Group
Matt Kuchta
Vice President, Corporate Banking First National Bank
Jason McClure
VP/GM Cedar Point
Cameron Miele
Managing Director Ellsworth Advisors
Timothy Stallings
Partner AlerStallings LLC
Dr. Jennifer Sweet, MD
University Hospitals
Patricia Swenson
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Dianne Yaussy
Senior Director Flynn Restaurant Group LP

Northern Ohio Sponsors

Hope Annual Donation Level

Happiness Annual Donation Level

Jason Berry
Scott Mawaka
Cameron Miele
Karen Paganini


Healing Annual Donation Level

AlerStallings-Cleveland LLC
Bill Barr
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Monsters
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Darko, Inc.
Fairmount Santrol
First National Bank
Bradley Fischer
Fortec Medical
Huntington National Bank
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Darrin Kotecki
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park


Want to Make a
Bigger Impact?

In the United States alone, 500,000 kids are battling a life-threatening illness. At any point in time, 5,000 children are living in the last 6 months of their lives. Help us deliver smiles and memories that will last until the next adventure to families in our community. Visit our sponsor page to learn how you can get involved year round.

Visit our sponsor page to learn more.

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