Duryea At Dusk Raises $11,500 For Cancer Institute
The Duryea at Dusk committee raised $11,500 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at its second Duryea at Dusk 5K and Festival held in early June at the Duryea Community Park. The event featured a 5K run, a one mile fun walk and a festival including food, games, basket raffles, local business vendors and a DJ. The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a nonprofit community-based agency serving seven counties in northeast Pennsylvania with offices in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Through personal experience with a family member battling cancer, Duryea native sisters, Katie Brudzinski and Allison Brudzinski wanted to be part of something bigger that would involve the entire community. Duryea at Dusk was created from that idea. First row, from left, are Karen M. Saunders, president, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Amanda E. Marchegiani, community relations coordinator, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Katie Brudzinski and Aimee Balchune. Second row: David Tighe, Krista Gromelski, Allison Brudzinski and Gabrielle Poplarchick.