For Release: September 13, 2012
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The third annual Joyful Tastes of Life, a fun evening of wine and food tasting, will be held Thursday,October 11 from 6-9 p.m. at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron. Hosted by the Akron General Foundation, the evening features wines from around the world and signature food items prepared by area restaurants (see list of participating vendors below). Sue Wilson, WQMX Morning Show Co-Host, and Tim Daugherty, WONE Morning Show Co-Host, will be emcees for the evening. Music, a silent auction and raffle for a $1,500 vacation package to The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia round out the evening’s festivities. Only 1,500 raffle tickets are available. The Greenbrier getaway includes a three-night stay for two with complimentary breakfasts daily, and a $300 resort credit for food or activities.
|Aladdin’s EateryBRAVO!Bruegger’s BagelsCasa del RancheroChina GourmetCilantro Thai & Sushi RestaurantD’Agnese’s Trattoria and Café|| ||DeVitis Italian MarketEuropa Import/Export Ltd.Firelands WineryGlazer’s Distributors of OhioHeidelberg Distributing Co.Ivan’s DinerPurple Feet Wines|| ||Southern Wine & Spirits of OhioSuperior Beverage GroupSweet Pea CaféTiffany’s BakeryTrivs Restaurant & LoungeWest Side Bakery|
Tristano, a PGA professional and manager of Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute’s Challenge Golf Program, has been working with Joshua to help him regain his mobility. This work along with Josh’s rigorous rehab and superior dedication have resulted in dramatic progress for Josh; progress that has surpassed physicians’ and therapists’ expectations. Because of Tristano’s patience and teaching abilities, Josh now loves golf and has an increased confidence in his abilities.
To help raise funds for people like Josh and thousands of others with disabilities or who face challenges while recovering from injuries or illnesses, the 17th Annual Challenge Golf Shaw Cup Tournament will be held September 19, 2011, at Medina’s Weymouth Country Club. The daylong outing features a format of two best balls of five people. Each foursome will be paired with a Shaw Cup player to make a five-person team. Entry fees include 18 holes of golf, cart, use of practice range, lunch, evening dinner and team prizes. Individuals or partial teams will be paired whenever possible.
Event tickets are $50 each and raffle tickets are $10 per ticket or 6 for $50. All tickets are available online at www.akrongeneral.org/joy or by calling the Akron General Foundation, 330-344-6888. The event raises funds for end-of-life patient care and supportive services at Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service.
About Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (VNS)
The purpose of Hospice of VNS is to alleviate suffering, engender hope, promote living and facilitate grieving among patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses, their families and their communities. Hospice of VNS is an affiliate of Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates (comprised of Advanced Infusion Services, Hospice of VNS, VNS Personal Care Services, VNS Equipment & Supplies and Visiting Nurse Service). VNSA serves Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties and is a member of the Akron General Health System. For more information about VNSA, visit www.vnsa.com.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.