LACKAWAXEN TWP. - On Sunday, October 15, Woodloch Pines Resort will host the 10th 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 17 years ago by Bob Kiesendahl (BK), co-owner of Woodloch and a 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 $20,000, 100% of which benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Fifty percent stays in Northeast Pennsylvania for education, screening and treatment grants, and 50% goes towards cancer research.

What’s featured

Held in the Heritage Nightclub at Woodloch Pines from 5 to 8 p.m., the evening will feature over 150 items donated by local individuals and businesses, as well as wine and beer tastings, chair massages, acupuncture and reflexology treatments, 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 percent of the proceeds are donated.

“A Night for the Cure’ gives our local community of friends, co-workers and family members an opportunity to come together in the fight against breast cancer,” said Bob Kiesendahl. “Each year’s event outdoes the previous years. Exciting prizes, uplifting entertainment, and great company make for a fundraiser that is chockful of energy. We are so grateful for the generous support of local businesses and individuals who donate their time and talents to make ‘A Night for the Cure’ truly spectacular. It is proof that we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.”
 
Komen NEPA Race for the Cure®

On September 16, 2017, one month prior to “A Night for the Cure,” Susan G. Komen will host its 27th annual Komen NEPA Race for the Cure® where Woodloch Resort and one of its staff members will be recognized as honorary chairs. The Honorary Chair is reserved for a business or community leader that has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to the Komen mission to end breast cancer through fundraising initiatives.
Such initiatives work to raise money for local community grants that fund education programs, screening and treatment services as well as contribute to the Susan G. Komen National Research Grant Awards Program which will ultimately lead to the cures.
 
Chef Willard Macleary

Willard Macleary, a longtime chef at Woodloch Pines, has been named the Honorary Survivor Chair for the Race for the Cure®. The Honorary Survivor Chair is an individual who has dedicated oneself to the cause and serves as inspiration to others. These individuals are passionate advocates and fundraisers and are devoted to furthering the Komen mission to end breast cancer.   

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 17 years, Hope Cures has raised over $1.1 million. These funds benefit cancer research and patient care at several worthy facilities and foundations.

For more information about Hope Cures and this October’s event, please visit: https://bkhopecures.org/tricky-tray/. Additionally, table and room reservations can be arranged by calling 570-685-8002.