CAC/NEPA to Host Annual Moonlight Walk/Run

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA) announces that the Annual Moonlight Walk/Run will be held at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, on Saturday May 7th, 2022.  This year the CAC/NEPA has partnered with AllOne Charities for this event presented by Geisinger. The event will offer a Kid’s Fun Run, as well as a 1.5-mile walk, 5K and 10K run! 

Awards will be presented to the Top 2 Male & Female Overall winners, the Top 2 Master Male & Female winners, the Top 2 Male & Female Finishers in each of the following age categories:  14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, and 60 and up. 

It is not too late to register for the Annual Moonlight Walk and Run.  Participants may pre-register online or register at the event.  Registration starts at 5:00 pm, the Kid’s Fun Run starts at 6:00 pm, the Walk start is set for 6:15 pm and Runner’s start will kick off at 7:00 pm.

For more information about the Annual Moonlight Walk and Run, please call 570-969-7313, or visit: To directly register online, please visit:

“Our Northeast community never ceases to amaze me with its generosity when it comes to supporting the children who experienced abuse and neglect throughout the region. The Moonlight Walk/Run event has supported our mission and increased awareness of child abuse and neglect for over 16 years. I love the legacy of this event -it is strong proof of the dedication and commitment of our community to protecting children and giving them their best tomorrow. We are proud to announce that we will be back in person for the event this year.” said Marsha Pigga, CAC/NEPA Executive Director. 

Outreach Executive Director Presents at UNICO Scranton Meeting

Lori Chaffers, Executive Director, presented information about the services and programs Outreach delivers to the regional community at the UNICO Scranton meeting on April 12, 2022. Outreach is a non-profit organization serving thousands of people of all ages in northeastern Pennsylvania through a variety of programs supporting family stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Chaffers joined Outreach as the new Executive Director in January and she brings a wealth of experience in social services and advocacy to her new position, including a decade of service with Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services, where she fulfilled various roles. Most recently, she was the agency’s program director in the Office of Social Service Research and Development. Prior to that, she was a supervisor for its Independent Living Unit, an independent living coordinator, and a caseworker.

She holds a bachelor of social work degree from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and a master of social work degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Chaffers resides in Dickson City with her husband, Alexander (A.J.), and her two children, Angela, age 9, and Joseph, age 6.