The Kidney Foundation of Ohio Gala was held on Saturday, February 10 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions. The 2018 Person of the Year award was presented to Richard A. Fatica, MD for his dedication and commitment to the field of nephrology and the mission of the Kidney Foundation of Ohio.
The annual golf outing will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Sweetbriar Golf Course in Avon Lake in memory of Dennis Kennedy, who worked as the Director of Technical Services for Centers for Dialysis Care (CDC). Dennis started a golf outing for CDC employees and dreamed of one day golfing at Pebble Beach until his passing in 1996. His coworkers decided not only to memorialize Dennis by continuing the golf outing, but also turn it into a fundraiser for his second love, kidney patients.
Golfers will enjoy 18-holes of golf, beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a program. Prizes are awarded to the winning teams and competition winners.
The Harvest Walk & 5K will be held at Mapleside Farms on October 7, 2018. It will feature a one-mile walk and 5K run to raise awareness and funds for kidney disease. Registered participants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and admission into Mapleside’s Pumpkin Village. All guests will enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and the opportunity to visit with local health organizations.
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s Summit County Chapter hosted a Reverse Raffle on Thursday, February 22 at Getaway Pub in Akron. Guests enjoyed food, beverages, contests and prizes to benefit the Foundation’s Summit County Chapter.
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio hosted an event in recognition of World Kidney Day on Thursday, March 8 at the YWCA Greater Cleveland that was free and open to the community. The event featured a speaker on kidneys and women’s health, a yoga demonstration, blood pressure screenings, lunch, giveaways, and the opportunity to visit with local health organizations.
The Foundation’s Summit County Chapter will host its 5th Annual Car Show on Sunday, September 9 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron. Over 300 muscle, classic, exotic, and a Ferrari showcase will be out on display. A pre-party fundraiser will be held at Todaro's Party Center in Akron the evening before. More information can be found here.