Overview

Overview

The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Foundation is proud to present a number of special events each year to benefit Akron General, Lodi Hospital and Visiting Nurse Service.

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.

Paint the Park Pink & Muffins for Mammograms

Paint the Park Pink & Muffins for Mammograms

Paint the Park Pink

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Lock 3 - 200 S. Main St., Akron

Join Cleveland Clinic Akron General, the City of Akron, Main Street Gourmet, Rubber City Radio Group (WAKR, WQMX and WONE), and Stewart’s Caring Place in kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with “Paint the Park Pink." Celebrate the lives of all who have fought the breast cancer battle and help raise awareness for the importance of education, screening and early detection of breast cancer.

Activities include:

  • Personalize a rock to celebrate life and place it at Lock 2 for display (while rock supplies last).
  • Visit Akron General’s booth for breast cancer prevention/educational material.
  • The Akron General Health & Wellness Express will be on-site offering clinical breast exams in private exam rooms by a breast cancer physician.
  • Enjoy yard games like corn hole, giant Jenga, bocce ball, and lawn checkers/chess.
  • Purchase Main Street Gourmet blueberry and double chocolate muffins to benefit Akron General's Muffins for Mammograms® fund*.

*Looking for Muffins for Mammograms®?

Everyone's favorite bake sale is back, but in a new way this year!

3 Ways to Buy Muffins and Support Fund:

  1. Pre-order muffins online by Monday, Sept. 17 by visiting Lock3live.com.
  2. Visit LockNext, located on Main Street at Lock 3, Oct. 2-5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to purchase muffins.
  3. Purchase muffins at the Paint the Park Pink event on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at Lock3.

All muffin proceeds benefit Akron General’s “Muffins for Mammograms” fund, which supports education, screening mammograms, and outreach for breast cancer, as well as other cancers.

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 mammograms to women in the community.

 
Women's Board Event

Women's Board Event

A Night of Music

Presented by the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women’s Board

Date: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
Time: VIP event - 6 - 8 p.m. | Program and concert - 8 p.m.
Location: Akron Civic Theatre
182 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308

This special benefit concert by Face to Face, a Billy Joel/Elton John Tribute Band, will support Cleveland Clinic Akron General patients and caregivers in need.

Ticket options:

  • Rock Star VIP - $500 per person ($450 is tax deductible) – Includes pre-concert VIP Party with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, balcony VIP seating for the concert, complimentary valet parking and acknowledgment in all printed materials. (The entrance to valet parking is on Bowery Street and will be open for vehicle drop off until 6:45 p.m. only.)
  • Pop Star VIP - $200 per person ($150 is tax deductible) – Includes pre-concert VIP Party with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, balcony VIP seating for the concert, and complimentary valet parking. (The entrance to valet parking is on Bowery Street and will be open for vehicle drop off until 6:45 p.m. only.)
  • Concert only - $25

To purchase general admission concert tickets, please call Akron Civic Theatre at 330.253.2488 or visit Ticketmaster.

To purchase VIP event tickets, or for sponsorship information, please call the Akron General Foundation at 330.344.6888 or visit Cleveland Clinic Giving.

$10,000 Cash Raffle***

Raffle tickets are also on sale now for $150 each for a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000 cash. The winner will be drawn at the event, but does not need to be present. For tickets, please call the Akron General Foundation at 330.344.6888.

* If a minimum of 100 tickets are not sold, Akron General Foundation reserves the right to make the drawing a 50/50 raffle.

**Per IRS guidelines, the winner is responsible for payment of taxes on winnings. Raffles are a game of chance and no portion of the purchase is considered a charitable donation.

Sponsors

The 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.

Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies

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 the 2018 date.

Light Up a Life

Light Up a Life

Please check back soon for details on the 2018 campaign. Donations may still be made in memory of a loved one by calling Akron General Foundation at 330.344.6888.
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"A person's light will never go out as long as it shines in someone's heart."

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, and also a time of reflection. Pay tribute to those we remember and love this holiday season by hanging a gold star on a “Light Up a Life” Hospice Memory Tree.

View the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Memory Trees displayed the entire month of December at:

  • Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Green
    1940 Town Park Blvd., Uniontown
  • Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Stow
    4300 Allen Road, Stow
  • Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Bath 
    4125 Medina Road, Akron
  • Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center - this location includes a Veteran's Tree
    3558 Ridgewood Road, Akron
  • Akron General main lobby
    1 Akron General Ave., Akron
  • Belgrade Gardens in Barberton
    401 E. State St., Barberton
  • Hartville Kitchen
    1015 Edison St. NW #1, Hartville
  • Summit Mall
    3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn

How Your Donation Helps
Your donation to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service's Light Up a Life program will help provide comfort care for hospice patients at the end of life and bereavement support for their loved ones.

Visiting Nurse Service is a choice that empowers hospice patients to live out their remaining days with dignity and comfort while involving their families and loved ones in giving care and making memories - from celebrating a special anniversary, being there for a daughter's wedding or holding a new grandchild. The focus of hospice is to help the patient and family with end of life decision-making, meeting life's goals, enhancing family relationships and promoting comfort.

Visiting Nurse Service cares for hospice patients wherever they live - at home or in retirement communities, independent and assisted living residences or nursing facilities. Hospice services are also available at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center, a home-like setting for patients needing acute inpatient care or respite care.

Hospice also provides bereavement programs and individual counseling for families for two years after a loved one's death, to assist grieving persons through the grief process. The free programs are also open to all members of the community.

Invitational Golf Outing

Invitational Golf Outing

7th Annual Akron General Invitational
Benefits Challenge Golf

 Monday, June 18, 2018
11:30 a.m. 
Congress Lake Club, 1 East Drive, Hartville

Format: Scramble
Each team will have a forecaddie

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.

To reserve your spot, or for information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Akron General Foundation at 330.344.6888 or AGFoundation@ccf.org.

Ruhlins Clays Classic

Ruhlins Clays Classic

3rd Annual Ruhlin Clays Classic
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hill ‘n Dale Club
3605 Poe Road
Medina, Ohio 44256

Join us for a day of shooting, food and fun. Experienced and novice shooters are encouraged to attend. Proceeds will benefit Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

Tournament Schedule

  • 11 a.m. — Registration
  • 11:15 a.m. — Lunch
  • Noon — Welcome, Safety Instructions
  • 12:30 p.m. — Shoot Begins, Beginner’s Clinic
  • 3:45 p.m. — Bourbon Tastings
  • 4:15 p.m. — Dinner
  • 5 p.m. — Announcements, Rifle/Shotgun, Raffle Drawing, Award Ceremony

Tournament Rules

  • No alcohol is allowed before or during shooting activities.
  • Safety glasses and hearing protection are required in all shooting areas.
  • Gun actions MUST be kept open and unloaded except within the shooting stations.
  • In the event of a tie, awards will be determined by a scorecard shoot-off.
  • Individual awards will be determined by RAW SCORE ONLY.
  • Shotgun / Rifle Raffle winners must be 18 years of age or older. All firearm transfers will be governed by applicable Federal and State laws in effect at the time of the tournament.
  • Ruhlin reserves the right to alter or cancel any part of this program, refuse entry or cause withdrawal of any shooter or team, if conditions warrant.
  • Beer and wine will be provided to dinner participants.

Registration Fees:
Clays Classic Team $2,000
$1,310 tax-deductible amount

  • Includes: Team of 6, giveaway item, chance to compete for class prizes, carts, ammunition, lunch and dinner.
Sportsman’s Entry Fee $350
$235 tax-deductible amount
  • Includes: Individual entry, giveaway item, chance to compete for class prizes, cart, ammunition, lunch and dinner.
Beginner’s Clinic $225
$110 tax-deductible amount
  • Includes: Clays, ammunition, instructor time, giveaway item, lunch and dinner (16 spots available). Gun rental is available at the club.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Presenting Sponsor $5,000 (Exclusive)
$4,250 tax-deductible amount

  • Sponsor will have name and logo featured in title advertising for all pre- and post-event marketing, media events, and press releases as Presenting Sponsor.
  • Verbal recognition at event.
  • Opportunity to welcome attendees.
  • Sponsor name and logo prominently placed on the event giveaway.
  • Includes 6 entries into the tournament at the Sportsman’s Entry level and a reserved cart.
    VIP Bourbon tasting.
  • Sponsor banners or signs will be prominently placed at the Club House for the dinner and award ceremony.

Fuel the Sportsman Sponsor $3,750
$3,000 tax-deductible amount

  • Sponsor will have name and logo in all pre- and post-event marketing, media events, and press releases.
  • Verbal recognition at the event.
  • Includes 6 entries into the tournament at the Sportsman’s Entry level and a reserved cart.
    VIP Bourbon tasting.
  • Sponsor banners or signs will be placed on the gun club property during the event.

Bourbon Sponsor $2,750
$2,250 tax-deductible amount

  • Sponsor will have name and logo in all pre- and post-event marketing, media events, and press releases.
  • Verbal recognition at the event.
  • Includes 4 entries into the tournament at the Sportsman’s Entry level and a reserved cart.
  • VIP Bourbon tasting.
  • Sponsor name will be placed on Bourbon Tasting Station.

Scoreboard Sponsor $2,500
$2,125 tax-deductible amount

  • Sponsor will have name in all pre- and post-event marketing, media events andpress releases.
  • Verbal recognition at event.
  • Sponsor name and logo will be placed on the main scoreboard for the event.
  • Includes 3 entries into the tournament at the Sportsman’s Entry level.
  • VIP Bourbon Tasting.
  • Sponsor banners or signs will be placed on the gun club property during the event.

Ammunition Sponsor $2,500
$2,125 tax-deductible amount

  • Sponsor will have name in all pre- and post-event marketing, media events andpress releases.
  • Verbal recognition at event.
  • Sponsor name and logo will be placed on the main scoreboard for the event.
  • Includes 3 entries into the tournament at the Sportsman’s Entry level.
  • VIP Bourbon Tasting.
  • Ammo boxes will be provided with sponsor’s logo on all boxes.

Cart Sponsor $1,500
$1,270 tax-deductible amount

  • Sponsor will have name and logo in all pre- and post-event marketing, media events, and press releases.
  • Verbal recognition at the event.
  • Includes 2 entries into the tournament at the Sportsman’s Entry level.
  • Sponsor signs will be placed on the golf carts during the event.

Station Sponsor $300

  • Sponsor will have logo on a banner prominently displayed at one course station.

Questions? Call 330.239.2800.

Past Projects

Past Projects

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 GeneralEdwin Shaw RehabilitationLodi HospitalHospice of Visiting Nurse Service and Visiting Nurse Service. Past annual campaigns by the Foundation have provided significant support to:

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.

Medical Education
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.