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.

2018 Events 

Rainbow Run 

Hosted by the Kent State University LGBTQ Student Center

Friday, september 21st, 7 p.m.

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1075 Risman Dr, Kent, OH 44242

Proceeds benefit the Kent State University LGBTQ+ Emergency Fund.

Register to run with CANAPI here

Check out the Facebook event page here 

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World AIDS Day 2018

Saturday, December 1st

Details Coming Soon!


2019 Events 

Tatsuya Nagashima Piano Concert Benefit 

2019 Date and time tbd 


Tear-Ez Annual Chili Cook-off

Details for 2019 tbd 

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

Tear-Ez Bar is located at 360 South Main Street in Akron. Be sure to check them out on facebook and their main webpage.

Race at the Raffle

Date and time tbd 

Tangier, 532 W Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303

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.

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

Date and Time TBD 

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 

Date and time tbd 


For more information visit the Akron Pride Festival website