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The Foundation

A cancer diagnosis affects each individual and family differently. At the Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation we strive to serve those in need in whatever way would benefit them the most. Financial grants are the largest program our Foundation supports. Some examples of this financial support include real life examples below: A financial […]


Interview with Dena Hunt, Resource Counselor, McDowell Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center Colleen Iacianci: “Thanks so much for taking some time to be interviewed, Dena! Can you tell me a little bit about where you work and your current role?” Dena Hunt: “Thanks for having me! I am one of 2 […]

The Event 2018: Forever in Blue Jeans

Event 2018: Forever in Blue Jeans was certainly a night to remember with 900 of our closest friends. Guests donned their best New York chic denim and were welcomed guests with fire breathers and acrobatic performers from GLOvation. A cigar lounge outfitted with leather ottomans and rough wooden tables was enjoyed all night long. Beau’s […]

The Event 2016: Havana Nights

A record number of attendees came out on October 1st to The Event: Havana Nights. Guests were greeted with signature mojitos, a stilt walker, magician, and acoustic guitar. The large outdoor tent was speckled with pops of oranges, reds, and yellows while the cigar and rum tent offered comfortable relaxed seating. Dinner consisted of Cuban […]

The Event 2014: Club C

The night began with house made mojitos by Beau’s Grille as guests arrived at the home of Steve Comunale. Guests then walked into an airy, colorful, and welcoming tent designed by Mary McBride of the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn and Neil Leeson of Neil Leeson Decor Floral, Inc. It was filled with lime green and teal linens […]

Comunale Cancer Foundation hands out grants

By Beacon Journal/ Updated May 16, 2019 at 5:37 PM  Full Article The Stephen A. Comunale Jr. Family Cancer Foundation will distribute $375,000 in grants this year to help individuals facing economic struggles because of the disease. The cancer fund has more than doubled its annual support for cancer patients and their families in the […]

Comunale Foundation contributing to local families battling cancer

The Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation has announced record-high grant allocations. The Foundation is dedicated to helping patients and families that incur high medical costs and job interruption or loss due to cancer. While dealing with cancer treatments, Stephen A. Comunale Jr., his family and friends observed repeated incidents of patients and families […]