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The Kidney Foundation of Ohio 31st Annual Gala was held Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoy ed cocktail hour, dinner, live entertainment, silent auction & more. Dr. Mahboob Rahman was honored as the 2023 Person of the Year, and Dr. Haifa Hanna received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Thanks to the incredible support from event sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we raised $173,000 for the Foundation’s assistance programs.

Presenting Sponsor

Golf Outing in Memory of Dennis Kennedy

The annual Golf Outing in Memory of Dennis Kennedy will be held on Monday, June 5, 2023 at Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake. Dennis worked as the Director of Technical Services for Centers for Dialysis Care (CDC). He started a golf outing for CDC employees and dreamed of one day golfing at Pebble Beach until his passing in 1996. Dennis' coworkers decided not only to memorialize him by continuing the golf outing, but also turn it into a fundraiser for his second love, kidney patients.



Presenting Sponsor

Summer Soiree

The Summer Soiree will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, music, auction and raffles, with stunning views of Cleveland and Lake Erie.


Presented by the Fortney Foundation

Harvest Walk & 5K

The Harvest Walk & 5K took place on Sunday, September 18 at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick. More than 300 attendees enjoyed a one-mile walk or 5K run, family-friendly activities & visiting with local organizations. The event raised nearly $50,000. Thank you to the participants, donors, sponsors, and volunteers who made it a success.

5K Run Overall Results

5K Run Results by Age Group

Presenting Sponsors

World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. We’re hosting a free, community resource fair in honor of World Kidney Day on Saturday, March 25 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Dave’s Market & Eatery (1929 E 61st St, Cleveland, OH 44103).


Molto Bella Auto Show

The Molto Bella Auto Show was held on Sunday, September 18 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron. A benefit was held Friday, September 9 at Todaro’s Party Center including cocktails, dinner, entertainment, auctions & a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from these events benefit the Kidney Foundation of Ohio Summit County Chapter.

Contact Annette Fetter at (216) 771-2700 or for more information on events or to start one in your community.