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

Please check back soon for 2019 event details.

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 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.


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 2019 event details.

Light Up a Life

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

Invitational Golf Outing

8th Annual Akron General Invitational
Benefits Challenge Golf - celebrating 30 years!

Monday, July 29, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Portage Country Club, 240 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH

Format: Scramble

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.

Ruhlin Clays Classic

Ruhlin Clays Classic

4th Annual Ruhlin Clays Classic
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

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

For sponsorship packages and tickets, visit give.ccf.org/RuhlinClaysClassic.

For details, contact Kara Hurst at khurst@ruhlin.com or Don Rife at drife@ruhlin.com.

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.