An annual tour that showcases some of Upper Arlington's most modern and dynamic kitchens, while also supporting area cancer services, will return for its 27th year this Sunday.

An annual tour that showcases some of Upper Arlington's most modern and dynamic kitchens, while also supporting area cancer services, will return for its 27th year this Sunday.

In 1987, a group of roughly 60 Upper Arlington women formed an auxiliary board to provide emotional and financial support to cancer patients at what is now called OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Since that time, the board has raised more than $525,000 for a variety of initiatives supported by the OhioHealth Foundation.

A big part of that effort has been the annual Kitchen Kapers Tour, which will return to Upper Arlington from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 at Huffman's Market, The Chocolate Cafe and DeSantis Florists. They also can be bought for $25 on the day of the tour at any of the seven homes featured this year.

Proceeds will go to OhioHealth Riverside's Bing Cancer Center and to support services such as the Artists in Residence program.

That program is recognized as a Best Practice by the National Endowment for the Arts. It links professional artists and musicians who are specially trained and supervised to work with patients at their bedsides and in group settings to involve them in the arts and help them deal with the emotional impact of cancer.

"This is our 27th year for the tour," said Toni Bloomfield, a Kitchen Kapers Tour 2014 volunteer. "We're looking at homes that kind of have the latest and greatest in kitchen technology, and we also have a lot of variety."

This year's tour will include two homes north of Lane Avenue, and five south of the historic roadway.

Attendees will have opportunities to see what makes the kitchens unique at each of the following residences:

• 2240 Lane Road

• 2380 Lane Road

• 2516 Tremont Road

• 2216 Tewksbury Road

• 2156 Cheshire Road

• 1808 Upper Chelsea

• 2444 W. Lane Ave.

"It's a tour at your leisure," Bloomfield said. "The houses are pretty spread out this year, so most people probably will drive it.

"It's self-guided, and you can go to as many of the homes as you'd like. The tour features some of the first homes built in Upper Arlington, to the newest -- built as recently as 2013 -- and styles from traditional to a completely geothermal house."

Additional information about Kitchen Kapers Tour 2014 can be found online at kitchenkapers.org. However, tickets for this year's event can only be purchased at Huffman's Market, The Chocolate Cafe, DeSantis Florists or at tour homes on the day of the tour.