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 Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center.

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 [email protected] to learn how you might offer your support.

Muffins for Mammograms

Muffins for Mammograms

About Muffins for Mammograms®

Back in 1992, Akron General partnered with Main Street Gourmet for Muffins for Mammograms®. Over the last several decades, more than a million dollars has been raised to provide screening mammograms at no cost to the uninsured or underinsured. While the muffin bake sale no longer exists, other fundraisers and private donors help keep the program going so thousands of Akron-area women can continue to receive this life-saving screening.

We are proud to partner with long-time community sponsor, WQMX 94.9FM. Annually, proceeds from the Bosom Buddies event contribute 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

Women's Board Event

Cleveland Clinic Akron General's 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.

Dining Your Way...
Our Table or Yours

Tickets on sale now through August 31, 2021

The Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women’s Board proudly presents its annual event, for the benefit of our devoted Cleveland Clinic Akron General caregivers. They have cared for us, now it's time for us to care for them. Let’s show them our sincere appreciation for all they have done and continue to do throughout COVID. Purchase a ticket now to enjoy an exclusive menu from four of Akron’s finest dining restaurants. Featured restaurants include Trattoria Vaccaro’s Restaurant, Fleming’s Restaurant, Ken Stewart’s Lodge and Lanning’s Restaurant.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Akron General caregivers through the Women’s Board Fund. Akron General projects supported by the Women’s Board include training for nurses, Hero Stations with healthy snacks, Center for Family Medicine's caregiver breakroom, Challenge Golf Program and nursing equipment.

Purchase of tickets for dine in or carry out from four of Akron’s finest dining restaurants now until August 31, 2021.

Redeem your ticket purchase anytime between October 1 - November 21, 2021.

For more information, or if you have questions, please call Catherine Derrick at 330.714.6659.



For more information about the Akron General Women's Board and how to join, please call Erin Brady-Curtis at 330.344.6541.

Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies

The 22nd Annual Bosom Buddies Event

The 22nd Annual Bosom Buddies Event to benefit Cleveland Clinic Akron General's Muffins for Mammograms® will continue with an online auction as well as an in-person event. Raising money for the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Muffins for Mammograms® program remains the single largest charity event annually for WQMX.

The digital event will include a silent auction, 50/50 cash raffles, a breast cancer survivors page, information on scheduling your free mammogram and much more. 

The online auction will be held September 27 - October 8, 2021, and the live event will be on October 21, 2021.

Light Up a Life

Light Up a Life

Our annual Light Up a Life campaign provides a meaningful way to honor loved ones during the holiday season by hanging a star on a Light Up a Life Hospice Memory Tree. Hospice Memory Trees will be at the following locations:

  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General main lobby
  • Cleveland Clinic Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center (this location also offers a special Veterans Tree)
  • Summit Mall
Make your gift online.

Hospice Memory Trees will be on display during the month of December. The safety of our patients and caregivers is our highest priority. Find up-to-date information on our visitation policies.

Invitational Golf Outing

Invitational Golf Outing

Akron General Invitational

Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday, August 30, 2021, at Portage Country Club. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefited our Challenge Golf Program. We look forward to another successful event in 2022.

For questions or more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the foundation office at 330.472.3455 or [email protected].

Ruhlin Clays Classic

Ruhlin Clays Classic

Annual Ruhlin Clay Classic

Thank you to the Ruhlin Construction Company and everyone who joined us Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Hill ‘n Dale Club. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefited the Patient Assistance Fund of Cleveland Clinic Akron General. We look forward to another successful event in 2022 which will be held August 23, 2022. More details will be available closer to that date.

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 General and Lodi Hospital. 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.