There are opportunities to become involved with each of these exciting events as a sponsor, volunteer or patron. Please contact the Akron General Foundation staff at 330.344.6888 or AGFoundation@ccf.org to learn how you might offer your support.
Muffins for Mammograms
Join Akron General, Main Street Gourmet, the City of Akron, Rubber City Radio and Stewart's Caring Place as they kick off October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month with muffin sales.
August 19 - September 11: Pre-order your gourmet blueberry or double chocolate muffins. Orders must be for $150 or more and will be delivered to Summit County locations only on October 1 between 9 a.m. and Noon. Visit Lock3live.com to place your order beginning Aug. 19.
If you miss the pre-order timeframe, stop by these locations on Oct. 1 to purchase muffins:
- Akron General Medical Center's main lobby, 7-10 a.m.
- Join WQMX's Sarah Kay at Lock 3, downtown Akron, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab lunch at a food truck and finish with a delicious muffin for dessert. Be sure to make time to personalize a Pink Rock to celebrate the lives of breast cancer survivors.
Akron General's Muffins for Mammograms fund supports education, screening and outreach for breast cancer as well as other cancers. All orders will receive breast health educational material.
About Muffins for Mammograms®
Since 1992, Akron General has partnered with Main Street Gourmet for Muffins for Mammograms® to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars so we can provide screening mammograms at no cost to the uninsured or underinsured. Each October, during national breast cancer awareness month, our bake sale raises money to cover the cost of mammograms. Each order of muffins comes with breast health education and a heart-felt thank you from the thousands of Akron-area women who’ve been able to receive this life-saving screening.
We are proud to partner with Main Street Gourmet and long-time community sponsor, WQMX 94.9FM. Annually, proceeds from the Bosom Buddies event contributes to this expansive community effort. The program would not be so successful without their support and passion for awareness within the local community.
Muffins for Mammograms is the only free breast cancer screening and educational program in Summit County that accepts women for screenings on a year-round basis. It has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Health as a Model Program in Cancer Control.
Muffins for Mammograms® is a trademark of Main Street Gourmet, Inc. and is used under license by Cleveland Clinic Akron General. All money raised by or through, or donated to, the Muffins for Mammograms program is managed and distributed by Cleveland Clinic Akron General Foundation to provide education, screening and outreach for breast cancer as well as other cancers.
Women's Board Event
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
6:30 p.m. - Four Course Dinner and Wine Pairing
Michael Angelo's Winery
5515 Broadview Rd.
Richfield, Ohio 44286
This Women's Board event will provide support for the hospital's community health programs.
- Red Wine VIP Ticket - $500 per person ($450 tax deductible). Includes dinner, wine pairing, bottle of wine and acknowledgment at the event.
- White Wine Ticket - $200 per person ($150 tax deductible). Includes dinner and wine pairing.
- Raffle Ticket - $150 (no tax deductible amount).
To purchase events tickets, or for sponsorship information, please call the Akron General Foundation at 330.344.6888 or visit Cleveland Clinic Giving.
The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women's Board has been serving the Akron community for more than 85 years, donating more than $8 million to important hospital services and clinical programs. In addition, board members volunteer at the hospital as well as serve as goodwill ambassadors for Akron General.
WQMX hosts this annual benefit concert every October featuring up-and-coming country music artists. Proceeds from the event are directed to the McDowell Cancer Institute and to the Muffins for Mammograms program. The event includes dinner, silent and oral auction and great live music.
Check back for 2019 event details.
Light Up a Life
Cleveland Clinic Hospice will holds its 33rd Annual “Light Up a Life” fundraising campaign during the month of December. “Light Up a Life” offers a unique and meaningful way to pay tribute to those we remember and love. For a donation in any amount, you can hang a gold star on a “Light Up a Life” Hospice Memory Tree.
Hospice Memory Trees are located through December at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Bath; Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center in Copley; Akron General main lobby; Belgrade Gardens in Barberton; Hartville Kitchen; and Summit Mall. You can also choose to recognize a veteran with a patriotic star, which will be added to a special tree on display at the Hospice Care Center.
To make a donation, visit giving.ccf.org/light2018 or call Akron General Foundation at 330.344.6888. All proceeds will be used to help provide comfort care for those at the end of life and bereavement support for their loved ones.
Invitational Golf Outing
8th Annual Akron General Invitational
Benefits Challenge Golf - celebrating 30 years!
Monday, July 29, 2019
Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH
This fun outing includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, reception and team prizes. This annual outing is presented by the Akron General Foundation and benefits the Challenge Golf program.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Challenge Golf is the nation’s first adaptive golf course whose express purpose is to provide therapeutic benefits to adults and children recovering from strokes, spinal cord or brain injuries, amputations, neuromuscular disorders, as well as visual or developmental challenges, and hip or knee replacements.
To reserve your spot, or for information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Akron General Foundation at 330.344.6888 or AGFoundation@ccf.org.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Wadsworth Golf Charities
Akron Children's Hospital
C.D. Whitfield Company
Ruhlin Clays ClassicPlease check back soon for 2020 event details.
Since its inception, the Akron General Foundation has raised in excess of $85 Million. Last year alone, the Foundation provided over $3.4 million to Akron General for capital purchases, new equipment, facility improvements medical education.
Designated funds were established to support a variety of programs and services at Akron General, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation, Lodi Hospital, Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service and Visiting Nurse Service. Past annual campaigns by the Foundation have provided significant support to:
- Department of Surgery
- Clinical Research
- Nursing Education
- The McDowell Cancer Center
- The Breast Health Center
- Lodi Hospital
- Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service
Department of Surgery
Funds from a past Annual Campaign aided in upgrading two operating rooms for improved efficiency and in renovating the Ambulatory Care Center's operating suites to accommodate Obstetrics/Gynecology. Another enhancement to surgery through past Campaigns was the addition of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. This leading-edge technology greatly improves the surgeon's ability to perform complex procedures through minimally invasive surgery. Through these improvements to the Surgery Department, Akron General is able to offer to our patients reduced length of stay following treatment and a speedy recovery to return them to healthy activity more quickly.
The Breast Health Center
The support of past Annual Campaigns helped bring together state-of-the-art digital breast technology, surgeons skilled in breast issues and a nurse navigator in one, comfortable location – the new Breast Health Center. Watch this video to learn more about how your support has impacted Breast Health Center patients’ lives.
The Foundation has 16 endowed Visiting Professorships covering 13 clinical areas and provides in excess of $1 million in operating support to clinical research and medical education programs each year.
State of the art Emergency Departments to better serve our patients — on our main campus and in Stow, Montrose, Green and Lodi
Our Emergency Departments feature the latest in medical technology, efficient facility design and the highest level of personal care.
Digital Mammography at Lodi Hospital
Thanks in part to past Annual Campaign supporters; Lodi Hospital offers digital mammography to area residents through the purchase of cutting edge equipment that typically cuts exam time in half and decreases turn-around time.
Comfort Care for Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service Patients
Imagine being gently lowered into a big, deep tub, surrounded by warm, circulating water. Not only is the experience enjoyable for Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) patients, it is also very therapeutic for them. After their soak, the patients are wrapped in warm towels to enhance their experience. Aching muscles are soothed, pain is eased and tension slips away. In fact, Hospice of VNS nurses report that their patients often need less pain medication after a long, warm bath. The whirlpool baths are mentioned time and again in satisfaction surveys as having been the patient’s favorite experience at the Hospice of VNS Care Center.
One hundred percent of your designated contribution goes directly to the programs and services that serve our patients and their families.