a ‘Can Do’ event
Camp Can Do summer program for children with cancer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be the beneficiaries when the AJ Rinaldi Jr. Foundation for Children with Cancer conducts its Christmas Classic on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Cocktails, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions will be featured at the 7 p.m.-to-midnight black-tie optional event at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.
The goal, according to foundation board members Elmo J. Rinaldi, president; attorney William J. Rinaldi and Donald J. Rinaldi is “to double last year’s support for Camp Can Do,” and increase funding provided by the foundation to St. Jude’s.
The foundation is named for Anthony J. Rinaldi Jr. who was 32 when he passed away from renal cell cancer.
“During his treatment he observed the effects the disease had on children and their families,” the foundation says in a release, adding that it was “founded in his memory to fulfill his desire to help children who have been or will be diagnosed with cancer disease.”
The foundation has been conducting its fundraising gala, the “Christmas Classic,” annually, and since 2010 has contributed $188,000 to Camp Can Do and $85,000 for the benefit of St. Jude’s.
Along with the Rinaldis, board members include Navy Lt. David Baker, Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Dr. Michael Kline, Susan Marshall, Alex Molfetas, Nancy Porter, attorney Christopher Preate and Leslie Sumski.
Sponsorship information and tickets at $200 are available by contacting ejr@
slr-properties.com by Nov. 18. Checks payable to: Anthony J. Rinaldi Jr.
Foundation For Children With Cancer, 538 Spruce St., Suite 600 Scranton, PA 18503.
2016 LL Executives
Leadership Lackawanna announced its 2016 Executive Program graduates during a celebration at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center.
Graduates of the program that “assists professionals in becoming more engaged in the community, broadens their social network and increases their overall knowledge of the Greater Scranton region,” include Janine Becker, Keystone College; Richard Bradshaw, Ronald McDonald House of Scranton; Robert T. Dempsey, Dempsey’s Fashionable Laundry Inc.; Thomas DePietro, DePietro’s Pharmacy; Patrick Esposito, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Robert Haas, Tobyhanna Army Depot; Ron Hawkes, Montage Mountain Resorts; Brian Loughney, Lackawanna County; Danielle McPartland, Maximus Federal Services; Denise Rader, Geisinger Community Medical Center; Michelle Romanaskas, Fueled by Success Inc.; Robert Schobert, Maximus Federal Services; and Kay Young , Geisinger Community Medical Center.
Members of the Century Club Nurses Scholarship Committee led by Marita Lawrence , committee chairwoman, served up a luncheon fundraiser to benefit scholarships to students in nursing and allied medical fields. Ruth Grzenda chaired the event assisted by committee members, Donna Bonczewski, Joan Lloyd, Doris Moran and Louise Passarella. Nurses scholarships have been awarded by the club annually since 1943.
TERRY BONIFANTI / PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 8, 2016
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