Local News: Comunale Foundation Supports Area Cancer Patients
Our foundation’s past, present and future goals were the subject of a news article featured on Akron.com and written by Brian Lisik. Below is an excerpt from “Comunale Foundation Supports Area Cancer Patients:”
“When my wife, Jane, and I were at Akron General at the time when my son Stephen was starting his chemotherapy, there was a gentleman next to us and he was having a bad time,” recalled Stephen Comunale Sr., president and CEO of S.A. Comunale, a mechanical, fire protection and HVAC services company, and founder of the Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation. “The medical staff was giving him a prescription and he said he didn’t have any money to pay for it. I also noticed a family of four kids and found out they were the patient’s neighbors – he didn’t have a car to get to and from the hospital.”
“That night as I sat around the table with my family and friends and thought, we have jobs and we have family and there are people that need our help,” Comunale said.