Benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure of NEPA raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer
Hawley, PA – On Sunday, October 16, 2016, Woodloch Pines Resort, an all-inclusive resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, will host the 9th Annual “A Night for the Cure.” The tricky-tray fundraiser benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure as part of BK Hope Cures. Originally established 16 years ago by Bob Kiesendahl (BK), co-owner of Woodloch and leukemia survivor, the organization’s mission is to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer.
Last year’s event attracted 400 attendees and raised over $18,000, 100% of which benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 50% of the dollars raised stay right here in Northeast Pennsylvania for education, screening and treatment grants, and 50% goes towards cancer research.
Held in the Heritage Nightclub at Woodloch Pines from 5 to 8 PM, the evening will feature countless items donated by local individuals and businesses, as well as wine and beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres, a dessert table, and a 50/50 raffle. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and have the chance to win overnight stay packages at the area’s leading resorts and hotels, a big-screen LED television, dining gift certificates, unique gift baskets as well as this year’s raffle prize, a Future Beach Fusion 10 Kayak. Admission costs $10, and 100% of the proceeds are donated.
“The event just keeps getting better each year! Live entertainment, wine and beer tastings, and great prizes make for a scene full of energy, inspiration and lots of laughter. It really becomes a social event with friends and family that benefits an extremely important cause. The event is successful due to the strong support of local businesses and individuals who donate their time, talent and treasures to the cause. It is an amazing example of how we can come together to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer,” said Bob Kiesendahl.
In addition to “A Night for the Cure,” Hope Cures also holds two other fundraising events each year, which include both a golf tournament and a 5K run/walk. During the past 16 years, Hope Cures has raised over $1,000,000. These funds benefit cancer research and patient care at several worthy facilities and foundations.