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Summa Health System to Host 12th Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser

Date: 03.29.2012
Contact: Erica Rosenthal Phone: (330) 375-3052

Summa Health System will host its 12th annual Men Who Cook fundraising event featuring local amateur chefs cooking up some of their best dishes. The fun, Motown-themed culinary event will feature great food and conclude with a panel of prominent female judges from the community picking this year’s best dish prepared by their favorite male cook.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (330) 375-3159. Visit for a list of participating chefs and judges. Tickets are $60 per person, which includes admission, food tasting, a ballot to vote for the People’s Choice Award and a full list of recipes. The $150 Patron Level also includes an additional ballot for the People’s Choice Award and a listing as a Patron Level sponsor.

Men Who Cook will benefit the Summa Screens program, which provides free cancer screenings, including mammograms and prostate cancer screenings, for uninsured and underinsured individuals in the community.

Mammograms detect 80-90 percent of breast cancers in women with no symptoms but unfortunately, not everyone can afford an annual screening mammography. Approximately 230,480 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 but if detected early, there is up to a 93 percent five-year survival rate. The American Cancer Society recommends women be screened for breast cancer beginning at age 40.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States after lung cancer. Approximately 240,000 men were affected by prostate cancer in 2011, resulting in 34,000 deaths. The American Urologic Association supports the PSA test which provides important information on the diagnosis, risk assessment and monitoring of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men discuss whether to be screened for prostate cancer with their healthcare provider.

Friday, May 4, 2012
5 – 8 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Family Center
610 W. Exchange St.
Akron, Ohio 44302

PR contact:     
Erica Rosenthal
Public Relations Coordinator     
Summa Health System
(330) 375-3052

About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet® status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at and Twitter at