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The mission of the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation is to grant direct financial aid to women and their families in Ohio who are burdened with the high cost of breast cancer treatments.   
If you or someone you know has breast cancer and is in need of assistance, please be sure to download the grant application from the Grants Information Page and forward it to our Administrative Offices.


  Thursday November 28, 2019
9:00 a.m.
Avon High School



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Download 2019 Turkey Dash 5K Race Registration Form

2018 Race Results by AGE GROUP/GENDER

2018 Race Results OVERALL

The Turkey Dash, a 5k run/walk is held each year on Thanksgiving morning at the Avon High School in Avon, Ohio. This family friendly event is a great way to show your gratitude for your own health, support a great cause, and work up an appetite for your own Thanksgiving feast.

Funds raised from the annual Turkey Dash go directly to families in Northeast Ohio who are impacted by the financial burden of the high cost of breast cancer treatments.   Last year, over $30,000 was raised for the Foundation.

The race, held at the Avon High School and winding through the Highland Subdivision of Avon, features over 2000+ runners and spectators. Racers, their families, and friends enjoy pumpkin pie, hot cocoa and coffee along with fruit and water at the end of the race.

Medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and the top male and female finishers are recognized.
Turkey Dash medals are awarded to First, Second, and Third place male and female finishers in the
following age divisions:  2-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, ....60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. 

Special thanks to our race committee and chairwomen: Sharon Lerch and Mary Browning.

For more information about the race contact call 440-933-7621 or email



The 18th annual Golf Outing

Monday August 10, 2020
Shot gun Start 11:30 a.m.
Red Tail Golf Club in Avon, Ohio

$200.00 per golfer includes:
18 holes of Afternoon Golf & Cart, Driving Range & Putting Green, Lunch, Complimentary On-Course Refreshments,
and Dinner in the Clubhouse.
This annual golf outing and raffle is the Foundation's largest fundraiser and has raised over $500,000 net in 16 years to support our mission of direct aid to families battling the financial impacts of breast cancer.

Last year's event brought 140 golfers together at Red Tail Golf Club for some challenging golf, great entertainment and a good cause. Hole-in-One Contests and an incredible raffle and 50/50 rounded out a day that raised $52,000.

For more information on sponsorships or to participate
in the 2020 Golf Outing please
email us at: or call 440-933 -7621.

See our Fundraisers and Events Page for more information

The Nakon Foundation has partnered with the AmazonSmile Foundation.

If you shop on - please consider accessing Amazon through the link below
and selecting the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation as your charitable organization. 
When you make an online purchase through this link, Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase to the Nakon Foundation.



Interested in volunteering for The Foundation? There are plenty of opportunities. Simply click on Friends of the Foundation, fill out the form and send it in.

The Fundraisers and Events section will let you know the types of events and activities you can participate in.


Whether you are a visitor to our site for the first time or have returned to keep up with what’s going on, thanks for coming and please stop back often! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call our administrative offices at 440-933-7621 or email


The Nakon Foundation is proud to partner with the following organizations in support of Breast Cancer research, support and advocacy.  Please consider checking out their websites and for more information and opportunities to get involved.



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