Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Spirit of Hope Celebration to Honor Susan S. Belin

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SCRANTON, PA – The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and the Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board will host its seventh annual Spirit of Hope Celebration on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 7:00pm to 10:30pm at Mohegan Sun Pocono in the Keystone Grand Ballroom. Susan S. Belin will be the 2018 Spirit of Hope Tribute to Courage Honoree.

Susan S. Belin has had a great impact on many key organizations in our community. Her board service has included more than 15 organizations, serving as board chair for many of those non-profits.   Numerous additional groups have benefited from her expertise as a staff person or other professional affiliation.  She has been recognized with over a dozen awards for her work related to education, fundraising, the arts and healthcare.  For decades, she has served as a trusted advisor, committed leader and reliable role model.  Her leadership and knowledge can be seen in the successes of so many organizations in our community, but perhaps more than any other, in the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. 30 years ago, when a group of hospital administrators and oncology physicians had the novel and selfless idea to work together to improve cancer outcomes in our community, they looked to Susan to make their vision a reality.  In the extremely competitive field of health care, it is almost unheard of to this day to see this kind of inclusive collaboration occur, but yet somehow, Susan was able to make it work, and continue working for the past 27 years.

Join us on November 2 to honor Susan S. Belin. The event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, live music by Paul LaBelle and The Exact Change Band and a silent auction and gift card guarantee.  Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by calling the Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984 or online at<>.

About the Board of Ambassadors

The Board of Ambassadors is a group of individuals and business leaders in northeast Pennsylvania who have come together to raise funds & awareness to fight cancer in the local community through their support and promotion of a gala event.

The Spirit of Hope Celebration benefits the Cancer Institute’s Patient Navigation Screening Program. This program helps low income and un/underinsured individuals in northeast Pennsylvania get their recommended colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer screenings.

About The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a nonprofit community-based agency serving seven counties in northeast Pennsylvania with offices located in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.  Focusing on surveillance, community and patient services, and hospital and practice support services, the Cancer Institute invests 100% of its resources locally.