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Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton helps the American Cancer Society Raise Funds and Awareness

Recently, the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton helped the American Cancer Society raise funds and awareness by participating in their annual Greater Hazleton Unit of the American Cancer Society telethon. 

The telethon, now in its 38th year, was held at the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Health and Wellness Center in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, a new venue for the event.  

The telethon, which was packed with entertainment, tricky trays, a health fair and baked goods, raised money for services and programs for cancer patients and survivors.  

The staff at the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton were on hand to assist with the telethon and were proud to be such a part of an important event. 

Laura Sitch, Site Administrator, and Diane Cusatis, Front Office Supervisor, were on the telethon committee and handled the tricky tray raffles, gathering 102 donations, and assisted with the food donations for all of the volunteers.  

Medical Assistant Megan Rutkoski and Radiation Therapists Denise Shrosky and Margie Mihal answered phones, while Joyce Hvizda, Radiation Oncology Nurse, helped with the raffle booth.  

In addition to their volunteer duties for the telethon, the ladies took turns helping staff and run their booth at the health fair. 

The Greater Hazleton Unit of the American Cancer Society telethon was a success, raising over $68,000 for cancer patients and survivors in the Hazelton area and surrounding communities. 

Photo caption:  Artwork from local high school students that was at the American Cancer Society Telethon now hang in the hallways at the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton.