Board of Ambassadors Finalize Spirit of Hope Celebration for November 3rd  

Pictured are several Board of Ambassadors.
Back row, standing from left to right: Brian McQuestion, Thomas P. Cummings III, Nick Colangelo, Tom P. Cummings, Jr. Esq., Joe Van Wie, Roxanne Schulman, Karen M. Saunders, President of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and Mark Conway, Esq.
Front row, standing from left to right: Amanda E. Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Tom DePietro, Traci Fosnot, Event Chair, Angela Rempe Jones, Robin Long, Eugene D. Sperazza, Esq, Patrick Sicilio, Leo P. Vergnetti, Board of Ambassador Chairman and Patty Vergnetti.
Board of Ambassadors absent from the photo: Joe Ferguson, Richard P. Conaboy Jr., Mary Erwine, James Gorman, John P. Rodgers, Esq., Tom Blaskiewicz, Scott Henry,  Jim & Susan Brady,  Greg Gagorik, Kristie Hynoski, Charles C. Jefferson, Evie Rafalko McNulty,  Dan Meuser,  John and Jennifer Heil, Jennifer Lynett, Pat McGloin, Philip Medico, John Moran, Chuck Morgan, David J. Nape, Dr. Christopher Peters, Billy Rinaldi, Vince Scarpetta, P. Richard Scheller, Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. Szydlowski,  Andrew Wallace, and Joseph S. Tomko.

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and the Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board will host its sixth annual Spirit of Hope Celebration on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 7:00pm to 10:30pm 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.

The Board of Ambassadors is a group of individuals and business leaders in northeast Pennsylvania who have come together to raise funds & awareness to fight cancer in the local community through their support and promotion of a gala event.
The Spirit of Hope Celebration benefits the Cancer Institute’s Patient Navigation Screening Program. This program helps low income and un/underinsured individuals in northeast Pennsylvania get their recommended colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screenings.