The Spirit of Hope Celebration Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board of Ambassadors presented the Cancer Institute with a $56,982 check from their 2021 Spirit of Hope event.
“On behalf of the Ambassadors who truly exhibit the ‘Spirit of Hope’ we are thrilled to present you with these funds to help individuals receive early detection and free screenings,” said Leo Vergnetti, Chairman of the Board of Ambassadors.
The Board of Ambassadors, a group of community volunteers, hosted the ninth annual Spirit of Hope Celebration in November 2021 at Mohegan Sun Pocono. More than 300 people were in attendance. The event featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and a live and silent auction. Richard P. Conaboy Jr. was the Tribute to Courage Honoree.
Proceeds from the event benefited the 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.
Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board Members: Absent from photo: Tom Blaskewicz, Matt Beynon, Susan & Jim Brady ,Trish & Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D., Thomas P. Cummings, Jr., Esq., Thomas P. Cummings III, Esq.;, Tom DePietro, Mary Erwine, Joe G. Ferguson, Esq., Greg Gagorik, James T. Gorman, John & Jennifer Heil, Charles C. Jefferson, Joe Mattioli, Paul McGloin, Chuck Morgan, Brian McQuestion, Evie Rafalko McNulty , Vito Pizzo, William Rinaldi, Philip Medico, David J. Nape, Eugene D. Sperazza, Esq., John P. Rodgers, Esq., P. Richard Scheller, Vince Scarpetta, Patrick Sicilio , U.S. Representative Dan Meuser, Melissa Stites, , Christopher A. Peters, M.D, , Joseph Tomko, Patty Vergnetti, Tony Vergnetti, , and Steven J. Szydlowski, Ph.D., Jessica Ruddy, Linda Marino-Brooks, and Dana Morris.