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Ohio Fire Safety Coalition Raises $198,000 for Akron Children's Hospital

UPublish story by Matthew Kuwatch

Logo of the Ohio Fire Safety Coalition

The Ohio Fire Safety Coalition (OFSC) presented $21,000 to Akron Children’s Hospital - Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute on Wednesday, October 8th in recognition of fire prevention week. Since its founding in 2005 OFSC has collected $198,000.00 for the hospital.

Proceeds benefit the Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Center through specific programs such as support education, medical equipment, prevention and research initiatives as well as patient support programs and the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) Burn Camp. A portion of the funds have also benefited research at the Akron Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.

Funds were raised during the eighth annual OFSC Burn Invitational golf tournament held at Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio. The four-person golf scramble was followed by silent and live auctions. Funds generated this year will be applied to purchasing patient lifts in the Burn Center rooms.

The Ohio Fire Safety Coalition is a non-profit organization created to educate the Ohio public on fire safety and the life-saving value of residential fire sprinkler systems. Its members are comprised of individuals from the fire protection and fire service industry as well as the general public. For more information, log on to


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