Annual Cancer Walk Raises $2,285 for American Cancer Society

Cancer check presentationThe 26th annual Hook O’Malley Run/Walk Against Cancer presented a check for $2,285 to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the late Paul “Hook” O’Malley, who succumbed to cancer 26 years ago.

Paul “Hook” O’Malley was a boxing coach, mentor, and father to the youth of our community, and is fondly remembered and deeply missed.

The O’Malley Family has been raising funds for cancer research for the past 26 years.

Shown from left: Vincent O’Malley, Patrick O’Malley II, Matthew O’Malley, Mary Beth Valvano, Representative of the American Cancer Society, and Patrick O’Malley.

Spirit of Hope Gives More than $50,000 to Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

Spirit of Hope 2017 Check Presentation

A final Spirit of Hope 2017 check presentation for $52,100 to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute was made by the Institute’s board of ambassadors and associate board of ambassadors at a kick-off meeting for the 2018 event.

Shown seated from left: Traci Fosnot, event chair; Leo Vergnetti, Spirit of Hope board chair; Karen M. Saunders, Institute president; Robin Long, and Amanda E. Marchegiana, community relations coordinator.

Standing: Greg Gagorik, James Gorman, Nicholas F. Colangelo, Vince Scarpetta, Pat Sicilio, Bill Davis, Andrew Wallace and John Heil.

Not shown: Tom Blaskewicz, Richard Conaboy, Thomas Cummings Jr., Charles C. Jefferson, William Rinaldi, Jessica Kalinoski, Chuck Morgan, Angela Rempe Jones, Philip Medico, David Nape, Atty. Gene Sperazza, Kristie Hynoski, Paul McGloin, Joe Ferguson, John P. Rodgers, P. Richard Scheller, Brian McQuestion, Jennifer Heil, Dr. Steven J. Szydlowski, Jennifer Lynett, John Moran, Dan Meuser, Scott E. Henry, Atty. Mark J. Conway, Jim Brady, Susan Brady, Clifford and Marsha Fay, Roxanne Schulman, Scott Henry, Dr. Christopher Peters, Evie Rafalko McNulty and Joe Van Wie.


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 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.