Duryea at Dusk Raises $5,500 for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

From left to right:  Karen M. Saunders, President, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and Katie Brudzinski, Duryea at Dusk co-founder. Absent from the photo: Amanda E. Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, and Duryea at Dusk committee members- Krista Gromelski, Allison Brudzinski, Aimee Balchune, Kristen Kabacinski, Eddie Klein and David Tighe.

The Duryea at Dusk Committee raised $5,500 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute for the fourth year of their 5K and 1-mile walk that transitioned to a virtual race due to COVID-19 restrictions. Participants registered online and were encouraged to complete their 5K or 1-mile safely around their neighborhood, on a treadmill, track or at a park between June 13-20, 2020. All runners and walkers received a customizable Duryea at Dusk virtual bib and finishers posted photos on Duryea at Dusk’s Facebook page. Proceeds from this event will help the Cancer Institute continue to ease the burden of cancer in northeastern Pennsylvania and support the local community through their programs and services.

About Duryea at Dusk
Through personal experience with a family member battling cancer, Duryea native sisters, Katie Brudzinski and Allison Brudzinski wanted to be part of something bigger that would involve their entire community. Duryea at Dusk was created from that idea.