Year-end donation Supports Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program
SCRANTON, PA – Spirit of Hope Celebration Ambassador, Matt Beynon, presented the Cancer Institute with a $100,000 check in December as a year-end blessing from Lynnette and Foster Friess of Jackson, WY, to support the Cancer Institute’s Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. Foster Friess, a Wyoming businessman and philanthropist died on May 27th in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 81.
Matt Beynon is part of the Board of Ambassadors, a group of community volunteers that hosts an annual Spirit of Hope Celebration in November at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Proceeds from the event benefit the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. This program helps low income and un/underinsured individuals in northeast Pennsylvania get their recommended colorectal, breast, cervical, and lung cancer screenings.
2021 Board of Ambassadors:
Kristie Hynoski, Brian McQuestion, Mark J. Conway,Esq., Patrick Sicilio, Richard P. Conaboy Jr., Clarence Baltrusaitis, Matt Beynon, Tom Blaskewicz, Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D., Thomas P. Cummings, Jr., Esq., Thomas P. Cummings III, Esq.; William Davis, Tom DePietro, Mary Erwine, Greg and Meghan Gagorik, James T. Gorman, John Heil, Suzanne Jaffe, Charles C. Jefferson, Joe Mattioli, William Rinaldi, Philip Medico, David J. Nape, Eugene D. Sperazza, Esq., Paul McGloin, Joe G. Ferguson, Esq., John P. Rodgers, Esq., P. Richard Scheller, Vince Scarpetta, U.S. Representative Dan Meuser, Melissa Stites, Jim Brady, Susan Brady, Christopher A. Peters, M.D, Evie Rafalko McNulty, Joseph Tomko, Joe Van Wie, Patty Vergnetti, Jennifer and John Heil, Chuck Morgan, Joseph Tomko, Nevin Gerber, and Steven J. Szydlowski, Ph.D.
Associate Board Members: Angela Rempe Jones, Associate Board of Ambassadors Chair; Jessica Kalinoski, Associate Board Co-Chair, Robin Long, Jo Ann Romano Hallesky, Chris Lynch, Amanda E. Marchegiani and Traci Fosnot.