Community Fundraising for NRCI

This year has been outstanding because of the efforts of businesses and organizations that created unique opportunities to fundraise for us. Most of these community fundraising efforts come from individuals who have had a personal connection with cancer or a philanthropic mission at their organization.

In October and November, we received 10 calls and/or emails from organizations and businesses hosting events to benefit NRCI. No event is too small to make an impact on easing the burden of cancer in NEPA. The staff of NRCI is grateful and continuously impressed by the generosity of our community. A heart felt thank you.

You can see photos and read the descriptions of several of the fundraisers held to benefit NRCI.

Back row, from left to right: Denise Avrich, Zack Sosnowski, Eric Sarnoski, Eric Sohns, Matt Deska, and Bill Kupinski.
Front row, from left to right: Kathleen McHugh, Nate Zaur, President, Kristy Jamison, Amanda E. Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Danielle Casey, and Laura Kinney, General Manager.

Sprint Print donated a percentage of their October promotional sales for the month to NRCI.

Northeast Title and Tag sold t-shirts to their employees throughout their nine locations. They donated the proceeds in Memory of Molly Gurick, an employee’s best friend who recently passed away from breast cancer.

Citizens Saving Bank
hosted a dress down day and had a donation bin in their Clarks Summit office.

Fairfield by Marriott
shared information and had a bin in their lobby where guests could make a monetary contribution.

Front row, from left to right: Karen Saunders, President, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Jade Lewis, Jordan Woyshnar, Emma Kearney, Amanda E. Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Eliza Mitchell, Madison Hunt, Coach Chrissy Houser, Reece Hafner, Jena Lewis, and Karla Gonzalez. 
Back row, from left to right: Canyah Randle, Emily Dougherty, Athena Polemitis, Juliet Michael, Abby Graff, Madison Mitchell, Avronus Quddus, Kelis Perkins, Isabella Hubert, Kaitlyn Getts, Isabelle O’Brien, Delilah Jones, Kimberly Aquino Vidal, and Maggie Skeras.

Scranton High School Varsity Cheerleaders hosted a t-shirt fundraiser and dress down day for all students.


The 10th Annual Grouse Hill Gallop grassroots 5K run/walk took place on Thanksgiving morning in Greenfield Township. Participants gave monetary support to NRCI.

Texas Roadhouse posted table tents throughout their business and offered appetizers to guests who donated at least $5.

From left to right: Officer Robert Kelly, Officer Edward Walsh, Amanda E. Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Officer Kevin Brennan, and Officer Tom Lepore.

Plains Township Police sold specially designed breast cancer t-shirts to the community members.

Wilkes University students hosted a No Shave November event to support NRCI.