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Experience some Joyful Tastes of Life
Fun food, wine and craft beer fundraiser benefits hospice care

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, Akron: Cleveland Clinic Akron General Visiting Nurse Service will hold its eighth annual “Joyful Tastes of Life” benefit Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at St. George’s Family Center, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron. This fun, casual evening features the best seasonal foods from local restaurants, craft beer from local breweries, and wines from local wineries and distributors. All proceeds go toward end-of-life hospice care and supportive services at Akron General Visiting Nurse Service. The event has raised more than $400,000 over the past seven years.

The evening includes a silent auction, exciting raffle and live music by Patrick Munford. The event will be emceed by WQMX’s Sue Wilson and WONE’s Tim Daugherty

Raffle tickets are on sale now for a $1,700 vacation package to New York City for two, which includes roundtrip airfare for two, three nights at a 4-star Manhattan hotel and more. The second place raffle prize is $500 cash and third place is an Apple® iPad. Only 1,500 raffle tickets will be sold.

The evening features:     

  • Aladdin’s Eatery
  • Barrel Run Crossing Winery & Vineyards
  • Bombay Grill
  • Bradley’s Catering
  • BrewDog
  • Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen
  • Canton Brewing Co.
  • Casa del Ranchero 
  • Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant 
  • D’Agnese’s Trattoria and Café
  • Dewey’s Pizza
  • Esber Beverage Co.
  • Great Lakes Brewing Co.
  • Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
  • Mucky Duck Brewing Co.
  • Nauti Vine Winery
  • Old Carolina Barbeque Company
  • R. Shea Brewing
  • Tiffany’s Bakery
  • TLC Catering
  • Troutman Vineyards and Winery
  • The Winery at Wolf Creek

The event is sponsored by John J. Petrus, MD. Event tickets are $60 each and raffle tickets are $10 per ticket or 6 for $50. All tickets are available online at akrongeneral.org/joy or by calling the Akron General Foundation, 330.344.6888.

About Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Cleveland Clinic Akron General is a nonprofit healthcare organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General serves as the hub for Cleveland Clinic’s Southern Region and includes a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center in downtown Akron; Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group; three Health & Wellness Centers; Lodi Hospital; Visiting Nurse Service; and Akron General Foundation. Recently,U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the ninth best hospital in Ohio. For more information, visit 

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine community hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2015, there were 6.6 million outpatient visits, 164,700 hospital admissions and 208,807 surgical cases throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us at
www.clevelandclinic.org.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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