The Kidney Foundation of Ohio 30th Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Cleveland Marriott Downtown. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, live entertainment, auction and raffle. The 2022 Person of the Year Award will be presented to Dr. Hernan Rincon-Choles from the Cleveland Clinic for his outstanding leadership and contributions in the field of nephrology, and dedication and service to the mission of the Kidney Foundation of Ohio.
The annual Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 6, 2022 on the Legacy Course at Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake in memory of Dennis Kennedy. Dennis worked as the Director of Technical Services for Centers for Dialysis Care (CDC). He started a golf outing for CDC employees and dreamed of one day golfing at Pebble Beach until his passing in 1996. Dennis' coworkers decided not only to memorialize him by continuing the golf outing, but also turn it into a fundraiser for his second love, kidney patients.
The Harvest Walk & 5K was held on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick. Participants enjoy a one-mile walk or 5K run, family-friendly activities & more. Through the generosity of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and over 400 participants, we were able to raise more than $52,000.
The Kidney Foundation of Summit County 32nd Annual Hot Dog Raffle will be held remotely on Thursday, February 24. Tickets will be sold for $20/each (100 tickets sold), and the grand prize package is $500. All proceeds from this event go directly to patients in Summit County who are affected by kidney disease.
World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. World Kidney Day is celebrated the second Thursday of March each year.
This year we presented a webinar that included information on COVID-19 and the vaccine, mental health, and an art activity. Watch the full recording of the webinar.
The Molto Bella Auto Show was held on Sunday, September 12 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron. A dinner was held the evening before at Todaro’s Party Center. The night included cocktails, dinner, entertainment, auctions & a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from these events benefitted the Kidney Foundation of Ohio Summit County Chapter.