Nakon Foundation Nakon Foundation Logo Nakon Foundation Nakon Foundation
Nakon Foundation Welcome to The Nakon Foundation Nakon Foundation
About the Foundation
1 for Everyone
Fundraisers and Events
Gift Shop
Ways to Give
Grant Information
Friends of the Foundation
Karen's Story
Nick's Art



Thursday November 24, 2016
Avon High School

Register ON LINE
Dowload Registration Form to MAIL in
Download Sponsor Form

The Turkey Dash, a 5k run/walk is held each year on Thanksgiving morning at the Avon High School in Avon, Ohio. This family friendly event is a great way to show your gratitude for your own health, support a great cause, and work up an appetite for your own Thanksgiving feast.

Funds raised from the annual Turkey Dash go directly to women and their families in Northeast Ohio who are impacted by the finacial burden of the high cost of breast cancer treatments.   Last year, over $30,000 was raised for the Foundation.

The race, held at the Avon High School and winding through the Highland Subdivision of Avon, features over 1500 runners and 250 spectators. Racers, their families, and friends enjoy pumpkin pie, hot cocoa and coffee along with fruit and water at the end of the race. Turkey Dash

Medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and the top male and female finishers are recognized.
Turkey Dash medals are awarded to First, Second, and Third place male and female finishers in the following adge divisions:  2-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, ....60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. 

Special thanks to our race committee and chairwomen: Sharon Lerch, Mary Browning, and Stacia Yanasak. For more information about the race contact call 440-933-7621 or email

Congratulations to all our 2015 Race Participants. 1585 Runners and Walkers participated and gave thanks on a beautiful morning.

2015 Turkey Dash Overall Results

2015 Turkey Dash By Age Group

The 15th annual Golf Outing
Monday  Aug 7, 2017
Red Tail Golf Club, Avon OH
Registration and Sponsorship Forms will be available in January 2017
Register early space is limited!

For additonal information please email us at: or call 440-933 -7621.


See our Fundraisers and Events Page for more information

The Nakon Foundation has partnered with the AmazonSmile Foundation.

If you shop on - please consider accessing Amazon through the link below and selecting the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation as your charitable organization.  When you make an online purchase through this link, Amazon will donate .5% of your total purchase to the Nakon Foundation.


The mission of the Karen P. Nakon Breast Cancer Foundation is to grant direct financial aid to women and their families in Ohio who are burdened with the high cost of breast cancer treatments.   If you or someone you know has breast cancer and is in need of assistance, please be sure to download the grant application from the Grants Information Page and forward it to our Administrative Offices.

Interested in volunteering for The Foundation? There are plenty of opportunities. Simply click on Friends of the Foundation, fill out the form and send it in.

The Fundraisers and Events section will let you know the types of events and activities you can participate in.

Please click on Ways to Give in order to securely donate on-line.

Whether you are a visitor to our site for the first time or have returned to keep up with what’s going on, thanks for coming and please stop back often! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call our administrative offices at 440-933-7621 or email


The Nakon Foundation is proud to partner with the following organizations in support of Breast Cancer research, support and advocacy.  Please consider checking out their websites and for more information and opportunities to get involved.





Nakon Foundation Nakon Foundation Nakon Foundation

Cleveland (OH) Ohio, Website Design