Spirit of Hope Celebration Raises $56,982 for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

The Spirit of Hope Celebration Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board of Ambassadors presented the Cancer Institute with a $56,982 check from their 2021 Spirit of Hope event. “On behalf of the Ambassadors who truly exhibit the ‘Spirit of Hope’ we are thrilled to present you with these funds to help individuals receive early detection…

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Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives Day (CASUAL) 2022- Insights

C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day is an annual educational awareness campaign focused on the importance of early detection and screening for colon cancer. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and each year, C.A.S.U.A.L. Day is celebrated on the last Thursday of March. Specially designed items are sold throughout northeast PA and…

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Welcome NRCI’s Newest Board Member

We would like to extend a warm welcome to James Pettinato, RN-HP, MHSA, the incoming Chief Executive Officer at Wayne Memorial Hospital. James Pettinato, RN-HP, MHSA, was previously the Director of Patient Care Services at Wayne Memorial before taking over in January 2022 as the Chief Executive Officer. James has experience on the administrative side…

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Mountain View Girls Basketball Team Raises $1,800

The Mountain View Girls’ Basketball team surprised us with a big donation. They wanted to give back to the community and chose to donate to the Cancer Institute. The team hosted a fundraiser on Monday, January 31, 2022, during a regular season basketball game. They featured a memory board where attendees could display a loved one’s…

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Spirit of Hope Ambassador Recognized

Richard P. Conaboy Jr. knows all too well that cancer does not discriminate. He has lost two daughters, two brothers-in law to cancer and his son, daughter and sister are cancer survivors. Currently his sister-in law is being treated for her cancer. As if cancer did not already hit close enough to home, Dick was…

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Mountain View Girls’ Basketball Team Raises $1,800 for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute  

The Mountain View Girls’ Basketball Team hosted a fundraiser on Monday, January 31st during their basketball game. The event featured a memory board, a 50/50 raffle and a variety of raffle baskets. This event raised $1,800 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.  The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a local nonprofit whose mission is to ease…

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Plains Township Police Raise $1,462 for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute­­­

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, PA – The Plains Township Police Department collaborated with Futuristic Innovative Graphics in Kingston to specially design t-shirts as a breast cancer awareness fundraiser in October 2021. They raised $1,462.66 to support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, a local organization focused on easing the burden of cancer in northeastern Pennsylvania. It was important to the…

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Cancer Institute Releases Latest Local Cancer Surveillance Report 

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, a local community-based nonprofit organization, has released the latest report on cancer, “Cancer in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Incidence and Mortality for Common Cancers”.  The report is available at: https://cancernepa.org/ This unique, locally focused report was compiled by Cancer Institute Director of Cancer Surveillance, Karen Ryczak, RN and Medical Director, Samuel Lesko, MD, MPH.…

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Board of Ambassadors Finalize Spirit of Hope Celebration for November 12

Ambassadors Announce Tribute to Courage Honoree SCRANTON, PA – The Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board will host its ninth annual Spirit of Hope Celebration on Friday, November 12, 2021 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 The…

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Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation Grants $1,000 to Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

EXETER, PA – The Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation hosted their annual summer outing event at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter in July. The event featured an evening of dinner, presentations featuring two student scholarships and honoring Attorney William F. Anzalone. Additionally, grants were presented to several nonprofit organizations in the region including the…

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