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About the Event

The Event is “the event” to attend in Akron every other year to support our local cancer community. We always look forward to hosting close to 800 people in a must experience, full of surprise, backyard under the stars tent. The Event is our largest biennial fundraiser which enables us to provide direct financial support to those touched by cancer living or receiving treatment in Summit County.

Past Successes

The singular fundraiser the foundation hosts is a biennial gathering of our top supporters for a memorable evening of fantastic food, creative decor, and showstopping live entertainment. Aptly named The Event, this fundraiser has been hosted every other year since 2006. The Event is intimately held under the evening stars in a larger than life temperature controlled tent, bringing the outdoors, in. We hope you can join us for our next Event. You won’t want to miss it!

Event Sponsors

Rock Hall of Famer

  • Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.


  • RDA Management - Rennick Andreoli
  • Sarah Rayburn
  • Stephen Comunale Family


  • Beacon Marshall Companies
  • Underwood Fire Equipment
  • Wheatland Tube Company

Rock Star

  • Tyco Fire Products/Johnson Controls

Lead Guitarist

  • S.A. Comunale Company Inc.
  • Thomarios
  • Youngstown Tube Co.
  • Victaulic Company
  • Mike Moldvay


  • EMCOR Group, Inc.
  • Martha Comunale
  • Mark and Cathy Clark
  • Bill and Patricia Steere
  • Sheila Tardibuono
  • United Rentals


  • Akron Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Alston Construction
  • The Bonnot Company
  • Bob Serpentini
  • Buckeye Corrugated, Inc.
  • EMCOR Construction Services
  • Mark, Elizabeth, Faith, Margie, Richard and Iris Hamlin
  • The K Company, Inc.
  • McMillen Co.


  • DeWalt
  • Ken and Lori Stewart
  • Geis Construction
  • Jeff The Plumber
  • Kenmore Construction Co., Inc.
  • Pittsburg Tank and Tower
  • Winsupply Cleveland
  • Famous Enterprises

Fan Club

  • Amanda Comunale and Linda Minorik
  • Dave Brown
  • Frank Comunale
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2117
  • George Music Company
  • House of LaRose, Inc.
  • Jack Jeter
  • JR Fowler
  • Lakeside Supply Co., Inc.
  • Michele Comunale
  • Myrna Berzon
  • Rubber City Arches, LLC
  • Spears Manufacturing
  • Stephen Meyer
  • Summit Accounting Services
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • The Akron Products Co.
  • The Daniel L. Pohl Family Limited Partnership
  • Trombold Equipment Co., Inc.
  • United Association