Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Names Chair for 15th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

Mary Erwine RN, MSN

Mary Erwine RN, MSN was recently named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 15th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day.

Mary Erwine RN, MSN, of Shavertown, is Founder and President of Erwine Home Health and Hospice in Kingston. She received a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Misericordia University and was recognized by the university alumni with the Distinguished Career in Nursing Administration Award. Mary has supported agencies including the Association for the Blind, Leadership Wilkes-Barre, F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Misericordia University, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Arthritis Foundation, St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen, Osterhout Library, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Luzerne Foundation, The Salvation Army and the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Mary and her husband, Allen, received the Community Partnership Award from the Association for the Blind for their dedication and contributions to the community in 2010. They also received the “Others Award” from the Salvation Army in 2012.

C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, set for Thursday, March 29, 2018, is a dress down day to raise awareness for colorectal cancer in northeast Pennsylvania.  On this day, participants dress casual while wearing a specially designed pin and/or t-shirt.

The focus of this awareness campaign is to have a casual conversation about colon cancer. All proceeds from the event stay in NEPA and go towards the Cancer Institute efforts to raise awareness and support colorectal cancer screenings for low income, un/underinsured individuals through their Patient Navigation Screening Program.

For more information about C.A.S.U.A.L. Day and how you can participate, please call the Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984 or visit