The Board of Ambassadors Announce 2022 Tribute to Courage Honoree for Spirit of Hope Celebration

  The Board of Ambassadors will honor Bob Durkin as the 2022 Tribute to Courage Honoree at their upcoming Spirit of Hope Celebration set for Friday, November 11, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Bob is President and CEO of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, overseeing planning, finances, staffing and programing of the Chamber and…

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Spirit of Hope Ambassadors Reflect on Fundraiser Success

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. The Board of Ambassadors, a group of community volunteers, hosted the ninth annual Spirit of Hope Celebration in November 2021 at Mohegan Sun Pocono. More than 300…

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Get to Know NRCI Volunteer Mary Ann Eastman

If you’ve attended a Cancer Survivors Day in Scranton over the past few years, Mary Ann Eastman has likely greeted you at the event registration table. Mary Ann has been a longtime volunteer at Cancer Survivors Day.

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Riverside School District Mom, Kim Owens, Honors Her Late Husband Through Cancer Fundraisers

Kim Owens is a Riverside School District mother who knows all too well about colon cancer. Kim’s husband, Dennis, died of colon cancer at a young age. Despite her grief, Kim has continued to honor Dennis every day. Dennis was tenacious and believed in giving back and so does Kim. She continues to make a…

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Cancer Institute Names Chair for 30th Annual Cancer Survivors Day

Michele Frigoletto, has been named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 30th Annual Cancer Survivors Day- Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. Michele (Mick) Frigoletto is a fourth-generation barber and owner of Mick’s Barbershop on Main Street in Honesdale. Using her professional skills, Mick created a fundraiser in 2011 to benefit NRCI called Buzz Off Cancer. Attendees…

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Cancer Institute Announces New Member to the Board of Directors  

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Board of Directors appointed James Pettinato, RN-HP, MHSA to the Board of Directors. James Pettinato, RN-HP, MHSA, is the Chief Executive Officer at Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was previously the Director of Patient Care Services at Wayne Memorial before taking over in January 2022 as the Chief Executive Officer. James has a…

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Riverside School District Raises $1,425 for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

  Riverside School District hosted their own colon cancer awareness t-shirt fundraiser in March to sell to students, teachers and families in the school district as a way to support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s colon cancer education and awareness campaign, C.A.S.U.A.L. ( Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day. The fundraiser was led…

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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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