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Coalition raises $22,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital

10/31/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of the Ohio Fire Safety Coalition
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Ohio Fire Safety Coalition (OFSC) presented $22,000 to the Akron Children’s Hospital Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute Oct. 8 in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week.

Since its founding in 2005, OFSC has raised and donated $220,000 for the hospital to support education and prevention initiatives, purchase medical equipment, provide patient support programs and fund research.

Proceeds this year will go toward purchasing patient bathing units, which help transport and bathe burn patients. Funds were raised during the ninth annual OFSC Burn Invitational golf tournament at Glenmoor Country Club in Canton. The four-person golf scramble was followed by silent and live auctions.

“We are happy to have the opportunity to give back to a local institute that provides care for burn victims of all ages throughout Northeast Ohio,” said Matthew Kuwatch, OFSC founder and fire safety expert. “The tournament is not just an opportunity to bring people together and support a good organization, but also to raise awareness on home fire safety and the steps you can take to save lives.”

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