This is the 13th year for LOPen Charity Events. Co-founders Phil Lopez and Brad Croce started with a simple golf outing that has grown into so much more. The golf event is sold out every year with a waiting list to participate! It’s a super charged weekend full of good friends and good times for a even greater cause! Check out the gallery page and see for yourself! The goal for 2015 is to raise funds and awareness for the Akron Children’s Hospital. To date LOPen Charity Events has raised over $500,000 and has been involved in many in kind improvements to the hospital and their patients! Each year, many of the celebrities that attend the event, graciously attend the hospital to visit the kids! Bret Saberhagen, Thomas Nicholas, Brother Trouble, Chef’s Lou and Roshni, John Hughes, Lilian Garcia, Ted DiBiase Jr and Ryan Cabrera have thoroughly enjoyed their multiple visits to the kids! Great things are sure to come out of this years event…come be a part of it all!
About the Charity
The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital has earned a national reputation for delivering high-quality, specialized, up-to-date treatment to some of most seriously ill children in the region. Each year the center cares for approximately 95 new children diagnosed with cancer, 200 children battling sickle cell disease, and 450 children with severe bleeding disorders. The Showers Center now provides Hematology/Oncology care on our main campus in Akron, on our Beeghly campus in Boardman, at MetroHealth in Cleveland, and at our Amish outreach clinic in Millersburg. The center’s outstanding work and excellent outcomes have been recognized nationally through the accreditation granted by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and US News and World Report.
One of the things that makes The Showers Family Center so special is the level of care and support that is delivered to the patient and his/her entire family. This blanket of support is only possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and groups like the LOPen. The LOPen has now raised over $500,000 supporting a school teacher for hospitalized patients, transportation assistance to families, funeral expenses for needy families, cancer research, the expansion of the bone marrow transplant program, and the “LOPen” Teen Lounge located on the inpatient unit. This “teen only” hangout offers a jukebox, pool table, tons of movies and board games, and Xbox and a Playstation 3 all in a teen-friendly atmosphere.
Currently, the bone marrow transplant unit is benefiting from a relationship that started with the LOPen. Through the LOPen, Pete and Paul Scialla of Delos Living were introduced to Dr. Hord and the Showers Family Center. Delos Living is now graciously donating their expertise and funds to enhance the bone marrow transplant unit by incorporating multiple wellness features into the rooms. This will greatly enhance the quality of life of the patients and families who must stay confined within this unit for several months while undergoing a transplant. Akron Children’s will work with Delos Living to study a number of the features to better define and quantify the benefits. This special unit will truly be one-of-a-kind!
LOPen Charity Events Contacts
– Phil Lopez | Cell 216.832.5904 | Fax 216. 360. 7440 | Lopen@roadrunner.com
– Jennifer Lopez | Cell 216.233.9805 | Fax 216.360.7440 | firstname.lastname@example.org
– Brad Croce | Cell 216.337.9479 | Fax 216.360.7440 | email@example.com
Mailing Address: LOPen Golf, 24500 Chagrin Blvd #200, Beachwood, Ohio 44122