CANAPI hosts several events and fundraisers throughout the year. We also advocate for partnering agencies and businesses. Please check back frequently for the latest information.

Tear-Ez Annual Chili Cook-off

Saturday February 2nd 4:00 p.m.


Bring your best pot of chili and try your luck! The event features a 50/50 raffle and live entertainment. Come support a local bar and help raise money for CANAPI! See you there.

Tear-Ez Bar is located at 360 South Main St. in Akron. Check out their Facebook and webpage.

Race at the Raffle

April 13th 5:30 p.m.

Tangier, 532 W Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303

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Purchase your tickets early! Last year was SOLD OUT!

Race at the Raffle is CANAPI's signature fundraising event. The event features pre-recorded horse races selected at random; participants may purchase or sponsor (and name, for better or worse) horses in several races or simply bet on a predicted victor. A race announcer hilariously narrates races using names chosen by participants. Event tickets correspond to an ongoing reverse raffle. Spice it up further with our 50/50 raffle, sideboard, silent auction and live auction. To the victor go the spoils! Open bar, hors d'oeuvres offered.

Come dressed in your best derby outfit! The best outfit will win 50/50 raffle tickets and a secret prize compliments of CANAPI.

Money raised at Race at the Raffle goes directly to CANAPI programming. Must be present or represented to win 50/50 or reverse raffle.

Photo Booth Sponsor — Thank you!

Photo Booth Sponsor — Thank you!

David B. Cook Memorial Fund Benefit at Tear-EZ Bar

August 10th & 11th

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360 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44311

This annual two night benefit is sure to entertain - join the local community as it comes together for two nights of celebration and fundraising to help stop the spread of HIV and support those living with HIV.

Get more details here 

Weathervane Playhouse Benefit Performance 

Date and time tbd 



Once a year, Weathervane Playhouse plays host to a special-event, one-night-only benefit performance. All proceeds benefit CANAPI programs.

Akron Pride Festival 

August 24th Hardesty Park

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For more information visit the Akron Pride Festival website