The Kidney Foundation of Ohio 30th Annual Gala was held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, live entertainment, auction and raffle. We raised $163,000 for our patient assistance programs and had a wonderful evening celebrating the 2022 Person of the Year, Dr. Hernan Rincon-Choles, and remembering the legacy of Marilyn R. Bartucci.
The annual Golf Outing was held on Monday, June 6 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. Thank you to all of the sponsors, donors, volunteers and golfers who helped us raise more than $42,000 through the event.
The Summer Soiree was held on Thursday, July 28 at Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, music, auction and raffles. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests we raised $39,000!
Presented by the Fortney Foundation
The Harvest Walk & 5K took place on Sunday, September 18 at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick. More than 300 attendees enjoyed a one-mile walk or 5K run, family-friendly activities & visiting with local organizations. The event raised nearly $50,000. Thank you to the participants, donors, sponsors, and volunteers who made it a success.
The Kidney Foundation of Summit County 32nd Annual Hot Dog Raffle was held remotely on Thursday, February 24. The grand prize package of $500 was awarded to one individual. 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. We hosted a webinar on Vitamin & Mineral Intake in Chronic Kidney Disease. Watch the recording.
The Molto Bella Auto Show will be held on Sunday, September 11 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron from 9:00am – 3:00pm. A benefit will be held on Friday, September 9 at 6:00pm at Todaro’s Party Center including cocktails, dinner, entertainment, auctions & a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from these events benefit the Kidney Foundation of Ohio Summit County Chapter.