The Kidney Foundation of Ohio celebrated “Christmas in July” at the Music Box Supper Club, with many of the 130 guests donning holiday attire for the party.

A holiday giving tree allowed attendees to make a monetary donation that will be used to purchase an item to be donated to a dialysis patient during the holiday season. In addition to a buffet dinner, guests enjoyed a silent auction and raffles, and musical entertainment by The Pop Tarts. “Christmas in July” raised $30,000 to benefit patients with kidney disease.

The Kidney Foundation of Ohio provides a broad program of direct assistance to individuals with kidney disease, as well as providing educational programming for the general public, renal professionals, patients and their families. The organization serves a 32-county area in northern and eastern Ohio and supports two affiliate chapters in Lake and Summit counties. STORY BY CYNTHIA SCHUSTER EAKIN/PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC EAKIN

Benjamin Purzell and Mike Smith with Eric and Kathleen Quinn

Loren Fawcett and Leslie Wazbinski

Greg Klucher with Stacie and Chuck Smith

Michael and Kelley Needham with Ted Hlavaty and Bill Christensen

Mona and David Oppenlander