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    The Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation was established on February 22, 2003, Karen’s 38th birthday, to honor her graceful and courageous five-year battle against breast cancer.  The primary objectives of The Foundation are to fund breast cancer research and to help families endure the staggering cost of treatment.  With the help of friends and family, The Foundation got off to a great start in 2003 

    Support for the Foundation's work comes from two key fundraisers that the Foundation supports, our annual golf outing held in August each year and our annual Turkey Dash 5k race held on Thanksgiving morning. For more information about these fundraisers and other events and activities that support the mission of the Nakon Foundation, please visit the Events and Fundraisers page of our website. 

    In addition to events, the Nakon Foundation receives support from the Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio.  These funds are raised through community support and the proceeds from the pink ribbon license plate initiative. To find out more about this organization and to get your DRIVING HOPE Breast Cancer Fund personalized plate, please visit



Members of the Board of Directors
for the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation

Rita Andolsen, Secretary

Joseph Baar, MD.

Lisa Bramhall

Dan Caine

Adam Chafe

Ralph Lustri, ESQ.

Nancy Lustri

Matt Nakon, ESQ., President

Morgan Nakon

Michelle Polinko

Dana Rossman

Todd Rossman, Treasurer

Spencer Ryan

Rachelle Zidar, ESQ. 


Mission Statement

The Mission of The Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation is twofold:  to provide funds that will support breast cancer research and to extend financial assistance to families who are burdened with the staggering cost of breast cancer treatment. 




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