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 Summer Soiree will be held on Thursday, July 26 at Music Box Supper Club. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, raffles and silent auction, and live entertainment. More information about this fundraiser will be made available in the spring of 2018.
The Harvest Walk & 5K at Mapleside Farms on October 8, 2017 featured a one-mile walk and 5K run to raise awareness and funds for kidney disease. More than 575 individuals registered and nearly $43,000 was raised!
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s Summit County Chapter is hosting a Reverse Raffle on Thursday, February 22, Getaway Pub in Akron at 6:00 pm. One hundred raffle tickets will be sold for $25 each, and the grand prize winner will receive $500. Food, beverages, and other contests will be available for purchase that night.
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio will host an event on Thursday, March 8 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the YWCA Greater Cleveland that is free and open to the community. The event will feature speakers on topics related to kidneys and women’s health. Attendees will enjoy lunch, giveaways, and the opportunity to visit with local health organizations. Blood pressure screenings will also be administered.
Call (216) 771-2700 to RSVP.
The Foundation’s Summit County Chapter hosted its 5th Annual Car Show in September. Over 300 muscle, classic, exotic, and a Ferrari showcase were out on display. A pre-party fundraiser was held at Todaro's Party Center in Akron the evening before, raising over $50,000 to support patient service programs. More information about next year’s fundraiser will be made available in 2018.