Fundraising & Events

Special Events

Our special events help raise vital funds needed to continue providing free and reduced-cost care to our clients. In addition to raising dollars, our two signature events, Cleveland Big Wheel Relay and our Annual Benefit help raise awareness of and introduce new people to CHSC and its mission. Support comes from individuals, families, corporations, community groups, and businesses.

A Communication Celebration to Benefit CHSC!

Friday, June 10, 2022

CHSC friends and supporters gathered on Friday, June 10, 2022, at The Ritz-Carlton to celebrate our 100-year anniversary. The sold-out Communication Celebration was a memorable evening of story-telling, laughter, and even happy tears as we raised over $150,000 to keep our life-changing services accessible to every adult and child who needs them, regardless of their ability to pay. We are grateful to all of our guests and sponsors, especially our presenting sponsors First Energy Foundation and Swagelok for making this a successful evening.

On this special night, we honored Stu Otts with the Dauby Award for his dedication and support of CSHC over the years. We heard from national speaker, and former CHSC client, Nobby Lewandowski on how he manages his disfluency. Nobby’s storytelling of his success in both life and business was entertaining and uplifting and his gratitude for CHSC was commemorated when he announced a $100,000 estate gift. The evening was capped by an outstanding performance from deaf hip-hop artist, Sean Forbes.

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Celebrating a Century of Communication Access

10th Annual Cleveland Big Wheel Relay

Sunday, August 14th
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Lincoln Park in Tremont

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How you can help

There are many ways to support our special events including:

  • Corporate Business Partner sponsorships
  • Forming/sponsoring a team for the Cleveland Big Wheel Relay
  • Purchasing a table/tickets for the Fall Benefit
  • Donating items for our raffles/auctions
  • Volunteering your time


Throughout the year we offer many opportunities to get involved with the CHSC mission, as well as help drive awareness and donations. Through social media, community events, and private events, anyone can participate and offer support.


#GivingTuesday is an annual opportunity to “give back” during the “giving” season. A global event, #GivingTuesday promotes generosity of spirit on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. (Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.) Online donations are encouraged through social media sharing and awareness. To make a donation to CHSC, visit