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

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.

See you on Saturday February 4th! The fun begins at 4 p.m.

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 2017

Saturday, April 1st, 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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.

On-line ticket sales have ended. Walk-ins welcome at the door. We accept all major credit cards. Hope to see you soon!

Live Auction Items!


Tatsuya Nagashima Concert

Join us on May 23, 2017 at Pub Bricco to listen to world-class pianist Tatsuya Nagashima at this unique and intimate concert supporting CANAPI programs. Tickets are $35 and include the concert, heavy appetizers, beverages, and an opportunity to win fantastic raffle items. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., concert to begin at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, purchase your tickets early by calling Pub Bricco at 330-869-0035.

Brought to you by Pub Bricco with sponsorship from PNC Bank, this summertime event features world-renowned classical pianist Tatsuya Nagashima.


Farm to Cocktails

Each year, CANAPI holds a Farm to Cocktails event to benefit its Organic Food Pantry.

The CANAPI Organic Food Pantry offers fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and other staples to individuals in Summit and Portage counties who are HIV+ and at or below 80% median income. To find out more about CANAPI's nutrition program click here.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook  @mycanapi and Instagram @canapi_akron


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

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.


Weathervane Playhouse Benefit Performance

Once a year, Weathervane Playhouse plays host to a special-event, one-night-only benefit performance. All proceeds benefit CANAPI programs. More information to follow for the 2017 performance.


World AIDS Day 2017

Friday, December 1st

Details to follow!