SCRANTON, PA – The McDonald Foundation presented the Cancer Institute with a $5,000 donation to support the Cancer Institute’s Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. Nevin Gerber, a representative of the McDonald Foundation and Spirit of Hope Ambassador together with Leo Vergnetti, Chairman of the Spirit of Hope Board of Ambassadors, presented the check. The Spirit of Hope Board of Ambassadors is 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 Heil, Nevin Gerber, and Steven J. Szydlowski, Ph.D.
Associate Board Members: Jessica Ruddy, Associate Board Co-Chair, Robin Long, Jo Ann Romano Hallesky, and Traci Fosnot.