Local Businesses Support the Red Building Block Project


Stroudsburg, PA – Local businesses in downtown Stroudsburg have joined in the fight against cancer by promoting the Red Building Block project, which will raise funds for the new Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center.

Lianna DeLuise, Downtown Manager for the Jacob Stroud Corporation, explains how the support from local businesses benefits the community, “By participating in the DFHCC Capital Campaign, the downtown business district will actively encourage awareness to the visitors and residents in regards to our community’s commitment to increasing the overall health and quality of life to the resident’s of our region.”

Dawn Notaro, owner of the clothing boutique, Dawn of New York states, “As a local business owner who cares about the community, I am proud to have this donation bank on my store counter. Building a healthier community takes all of us. One building block alone can not build anything. But if you stack the blocks together, they gain strength and form a structure.”

The public phase of the Capital Campaign is underway which also happens to be the largest philanthropic effort in Monroe County history. The official campaign goal is $26 million and generous donations have already come from members of the community including a $1 gift from a child all the way up to the $5.25 million pledged by the Dale and Frances Hughes family. To learn more about the new Hughes Cancer project or to make a donation, please call (570) 476-3530 or visit PoconoHealthSystem.org.

Photo Caption: Dawn Notaro (left) owner of the Dawn of New York Boutique and Lianna DeLuise (right) Downtown Manager for the Jacob Stroud Corporation, begin building the blocks of support for the new Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center.