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    Cancer Institute Receives Donation in Honor of Former Coach/Educator

    Scranton High School students recently held a dress-down day in honor of former coach and educator Bill Tonkin, who died of cancer earlier this month (November). A member of the Scranton School District presented a check to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute for $7,300 at the organization’s recent Spirit of Hope Celebration held at Mohegan […]

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    Story of Survivorship: Rose Manbachi

    In March of 2012, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Malignant Melanoma.  I did not have the typical presentation of melanoma; my foot was swollen and I sought medical care.  Soon after, I went for an ultrasound which revealed enlarged lymph nodes.  Subsequent biopsies revealed metastatic melanoma. This all came as a surprise to me […]

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    Guest Bartenders Charity Fundraier to Benefit NRCI

    Compassionate Care Hospice and Personal Home Health Care are finalizing plans for the Celebrity Bartenders Fundraiser, scheduled for Thursday, November 13th from 5pm to 8pm at Camelot Restaurant and Inn near Clarks Summit. The event costs $20 per person, which includes two drinks and appetizers.  Guest bartenders include Kurt Moran, MD and Robert Durkin, President of […]

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    Cancer Institute Volunteer to be Honored for Fundraising Project

    Leo Vergnetti of Scranton has been nominated and selected for the “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award” at this year’s Philanthropy Day Awards, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Mr. Vergnetti, along with several other award recipients in various categories, will be honored at a luncheon on November 21st, 2014 at the […]

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    Montage Mountain Resorts Supports Spirit of Hope Celebration

    Montage Mountain Resorts in Scranton recently contributed a portion of its proceeds from The Black Diamond Running Series to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.  The money raised from the race series will benefit the Cancer Institute’s upcoming Spirit of Hope Celebration. The annual Spirit of Hope Celebration is hosted by a group of individuals known […]

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    Board of Ambassadors Announce Third Annual Spirit of Hope Celebration

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and the Board of Ambassadors will host its third annual Spirit of Hope Celebration on November 7, 2014 from 7pm to 9:30pm at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the Keystone Grand Ballroom. The event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, desserts, music and a live and silent auction.  Tickets […]

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  • SurvivorsCommittee 2014

    Committee Prepares for Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Survivors Planning Committee invites all cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, or any individual touched by cancer in northeast Pennsylvania to attend the 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration. The dual-location event is set for Saturday, September 20th at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre and Saturday, September 27th at McDade Park in Scranton.  […]

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    Student-Run Bake Sale & Fashion Show to Benefit Cancer Institute

    Students from McCann School of Business and Technology recently held a bake sale at McCann’s Wilkes-Barre campus to raise money for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.  The Cancer Institute is a nonprofit community-based agency with offices in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre working to ease the burden of cancer in northeast Pennsylvania.  The bake sale is one of […]

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    Cancer Support Groups: Help for Patients and their Loved Ones

    A cancer diagnosis can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life.  A wide range of emotions may follow a cancer diagnosis.  Some may feel shock; others may be scared, or even angry. Many people diagnosed with cancer often wonder what is next. Where can I go? Who can I talk to? […]

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    Public Affairs Program Highlights Cancer Survivors Celebration

    The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently appeared on WYOU/WBRE’s “Newsmakers.”  The monthly public affairs program airs Sunday morning on WYOU at 6:30am and on WBRE at 11:30am. The panel discussed several topics, including the organization’s upcoming Cancer Survivors Celebration.  The show is hosted by Eyewitness News I-Team reporter, Andy Mehalshick, and Senior Producer, Jayne Ann Bugda.  The panel consisted of […]

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