Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Receives $50,000 from Hawk Family Foundation

From left to right: Ann Hawk and Dave Hawk, Founders of The Hawk Family Foundation; Laura Toole, Executive Vice President, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, and Maggie Hawk, Administrator of The Hawk Family Foundation.

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute recently received a $50,000 grant from The Hawk Family Foundation, in memory of their daughter, Carolyn Hawk Horter. Carolyn passed away in 2023 from colon cancer at the age of 46.

Funds will support the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Community Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program and specifically colon cancer screenings. The Navigation Program is a cancer screening initiative focused on education, barrier reduction and facilitation of screenings for breast, cervical, colon and lung cancer targeting low income un/underinsured individuals, while connecting or reconnecting all participants to a medical home to ensure ongoing preventative care.

“We are very appreciative of the Hawk Family Foundation grant that provides critical support for the colon cancer screening component of the Community-based Navigation Screening Program. Targeting low income, un/underinsured individuals, these funds will be used to reduce barriers to colon screening and ensure that those most vulnerable are up to date with these potentially life-saving cancer screenings,”  said, Laura Toole, Executive Vice President at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

This funding was awarded as part of the open applications for The Hawk Family Foundation.

About the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
Established in 1991, the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a community-based nonprofit organization working to Ease the Burden of Cancer in northeast Pennsylvania. Focusing on cancer surveillance, community and patient services, and hospital and practice support services, the Cancer Institute invests 100% of its resources locally.

About The Hawk Family Foundation

The Hawk Family Foundation’s broad mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives, particularly the lives of children, the elderly, the vulnerable and returning citizens in our community.