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Northern Ohio Chapter
5410 Transportation Boulevard
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Garfield Heights, OH, 44125
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Northern Ohio Chapter

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The Northern Ohio chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has many ways for you and your family to get involved.

Please read below to learn more about many of the events in which you may participate.

11th Annual Chef's Fantasy Dinner & Auction
Ritz Carlton, Cleveland
March 25, 2009
Now in its eleventh year, Chef's Fantasy has become one of Northern Ohio's premier culinary experiences. Chef's Fantasy consists of six courses, each prepared by a different chef. Each course is complemented by a fine wine and dinner is preceded by a VIP reception and cocktail hour. The VIP reception features a wine tasting and hors d'ouevres prepared in front of guests by Loretta Paganini and her professsional students. Come prepared to bid on an item in the large, yet diverse silent auction and a live auction which takes place between courses.
Contact: Stacey Langal at

4th Annual Akron Wine Opener
April 3, 2009
The Wine Opener is a national wine tasting series to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held in more than 35 cities, from San Diego to Miami, The Wine Opener will reach an audience of thousands nationwide, and locally will be a relaxed, yet lively, evening for more than 350 expected guests. From wine novices to advanced wine enthusiasts, the Wine Opener is a casual and fun evening for all experience levels! Sip great wines from international and domestic wineries. Savor great cuisines presented at tasting stations, where the area's hottest chefs prepare their specialties just for you. Along with delicious food and wine pairings, guests will be treated to lively auctions and entertainment. This year's Akron Wine Opener will be held at Rosemont Country Club in Akron. Be sure to buy tickets early as this event sold out in 2008!

Bruce Baskin Golf Classic
Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio
July 2009
The Bruce Baskin Golf Classic, presented by Manning and Napier Advisors, is a prestigious, upscale event that gives golfers the opportunity to play at the renowned Firestone Country Club, home of the NEC World Series of Golf. This all day affair includes cocktails, dinner and a live auction following the tournament. Four amazing golf trips will be included in the auctions at the 2008 Bruce Baskin Golf Classic!
Contact: Stacey Langal at

Leo J. Jacob Golf Classic
Fairlawn Country Club in Fairlawn, Ohio
September 14, 2009
Join us for a day of golf, food and fun at Fairlawn Country Club as we raise money for CF and celebrate the life of Leo J. Jacob. The tournament day starts with a continental breakfast and a morning round of golf. A box lunch is provided while golfers gear up for round two in the afternoon. To finish out the day, a fantastic dinner, cocktails, and live and silent auctions are included.
Contact: Suzanne Zak at

5th Annual Cleveland Wine Opener
Galleria at Erieview in Cleveland, Ohio
October 9, 2009
Come on down to the Galleria and enjoy fine wines paired with tastes of the best cusine the Cleveland area has to offer! The Wine Opener, which will reach an audience of thousands nationwide and locally will be a relaxed, yet lively evening for more than 550 expected guests. Over twenty acclaimed restaurants prepare their most veneraged and distinct dishes just for you. The evening begins with a VIP reception that promises to satisfy even the most selective palette with an exclusive assortment of food prepared by Dish Deli and Catering and exceptional high end wines sponsored by California Family Wineres.. Along with delicious food and wine pairings, guests will be treated to lively auctions and entertainment. We are very pleased to have Western Reserve Wines as our wine sponsor once again in 2009. Join us and raise your glass as we uncork a cure for CF!
Contact: Suzanne Zak at

Kick-off to a Cure: Tailgate 2009
Shula’s2 in Independence, Ohio
Fall 2009
We’ve taken the tailgate party out of the parking lot! This event combines two of Cleveland’s favorite pastimes: football and food. Join us as we root for the Cleveland Browns when they take on The Pittsburgh Steelers at this Sunday afternoon party. Tailgate 2009 takes place indoors at Shula’s2 in Independence where guests enjoy food, drink, and football action on multiple televisions. Special guests, live and silent auctions, an exciting raffle, and other fun activities highlight the event.
Contact: Erica Rosian at

Great Strides
May and September
Great Strides is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. It provides opportunities for all people within a local community to get involved forming teams through their workplace, through clubs and organizations or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy walk, family-related activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. The Northern Ohio Chapter sponsors walks in northern Ohio at Ashtabula, Canton, Cleveland, Lake County, Akron, Willard and Youngstown.
Contact: Suzanne Zak at

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