Railriders win Triple A National Championship

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The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders executive Jeremy Ruby, inside left, in recognition of his leadership during the team’s outstanding 2016 season and title run.  The club tied the franchise record for wins, won the Governors Cup and captured the Triple A National Championship Game to close out a magical campaign.

Shown from left:  Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Mr. Ruby, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.        

Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Cancer Survivors Day

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The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Cancer Survivors Day Planning Committee have finalized plans for the 24th annual Cancer Survivors Day-Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. Cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, oncology medical professionals and healthcare professionals, family and friends or any individual affected by a cancer diagnosis in northeast Pennsylvania are invited to attend Annual Cancer Survivors Day hosted by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

This year, participants can choose between two locations and dates for the events. Cancer Survivors Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre and Saturday, Sep. 24, at McDade Park in Scranton. Both events will take place from 10am – 12pm.

Each event will include the Circle of Survivors, an activity where those in attendance will be able to share a thought or inspirational message about their cancer experience. Additionally, there will be a survivor’s banner, survivor and caregiver ribbons & pins, program booklets, musical performances and light refreshments.

To register for the event, or for more information, please call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984 or www.cancernepa.org. There is no registration fee although pre-registration is requested.

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a nonprofit community-based agency serving seven counties in northeast Pennsylvania with offices located in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Focusing on surveillance, community and patient services, and hospital and practice support services, the Cancer Institute invests 100% of its resources locally.

Pictured: The 2016 Cancer Survivors Day Planning Committee members stand beside a quilt donated by Linda Gearhart, in honor of her brother, Jackson Gearheart, which inspired the sunflower theme of “what cancer cannot do” for Survivors Day events.

Shown from left are: Amanda Marchegiani, community relations coordinator at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Fran Jud, Circle of Survivors McDade Park spokesperson;  Curt Stevens, and Mary Ann Eastman.