Spirit of Hope Raises More than $50K for Cancer Institute

Spirit of Hope 2018 Check Presentation_final

The Spirit of Hope Celebration Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board of Ambassadors presented the Cancer Institute with a $54,269 check from their 2018 Spirit of Hope event.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Cancer Institute’s Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. This program helps low income and un/underinsured individuals in northeast Pennsylvania get their recommended colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screenings.

Shown standing from left: Patty Vergnetti, Jennifer Heil, Angela Rempe Jones, Associate Board of Ambassadors Chair; Karen M. Saunders, President, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Leo Vergnetti, Board of Ambassadors Chairman;  Nevin Gerber, Steven J. Szydlowski, Ph.D., and Matt Beynon.

Cancer Institute to host Spirit of Hope Celebration on November 3rd

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The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and the Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board will host its sixth annual Spirit of Hope Celebration on Friday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Pocono in the Keystone Grand Ballroom. The event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, live music by Paul LaBelle and The Exact Change Band and a live and silent auction.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by calling the Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984 or online at www.cancernepa.org. The 2017 Tribute to Courage honorees are Paul and Sharon LaBelle.

Front row, from left: Amanda E. Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Tom DePietro, Traci Fosnot, event chair; Angela Rempe Jones, Robin Long, Atty. Eugene D. Sperazza, Patrick Sicilio, Leo P. Vergnetti, Board of Ambassador chair, and Patty Vergnetti.

Back row: Brian McQuestion, Thomas P. Cummings III, Nick Colangelo, Atty. Tom P. Cummings Jr., Joe Van Wie, Roxanne Schulman, Karen M. Saunders, president of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and Atty. Mark Conway.

 

PCAA Awards Grant to Cancer Institute

The Prostate Cancer Awareness Alliance (PCAA) of NEPA recently awarded the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute with a $10,000 grant.

This generous investment and partnership with PCAA will help the Cancer Institute provide a multifaceted approach to Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer Education and Awareness.

The Cancer Institute will have the resources to host a range of prostate cancer education and awareness activities throughout the 2017 calendar year.

PCAA 2017 Grant photo

Shown from left to right: Dan Santaniello, PCAA board member; Laura Toole, Vice President of Community & Patient Services at Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Karen Saunders, President of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and Robert Durkin, PCAA board member. Absent from the photo: PCAA board members Bob Breslin, Brian Beppler, Jerry Musheno and Kevin McDonough, PCAA President.