The 26th Annual Kidney Foundation of Ohio Gala will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions.
The 2018 Person of the Year award will be 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 was held on June 12, 2017 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 to turn it into a fundraiser for his second love, kidney patients.
Golfers enjoyed 18-holes of golf, beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a program. Prizes were awarded to the winning teams and competition winners.
The Summer Soiree was held on Thursday, July 27 at Music Box Supper Club. Nearly 150 guests enjoyed small plate and wine pairings, raffles and silent auction, and live entertainment from Images. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success!
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!
Kidney Foundation of Ohio's Summit County Chapter hosted its 27th Annual reverse raffle in February at Getaway Pub, Akron. For more information about the 2018 raffle, contact Carolyn at (330) 864-1236.
World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. Taking place every second Thursday in March, this global effort builds awareness about preventive behaviors, awareness about risk factors, and awareness about how to live with kidney disease.
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.