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The Duryea at Dusk committee raised $12,511 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at the first Duryea at Dusk 5K and Festival held in early June at the Duryea Community Park. The event featured a 5K run, a one mile fun walk and a festival that included food, games, basket raffles, local business vendors and a DJ. Through personal experience with a family member battling cancer, Duryea natives and sisters, Katie Brudzinski and Allison Brudzinski, wanted to start an organization that would allow the entire community to help fight cancer. Proceeds from the group’s efforts help the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, a nonprofit community-based agency serving seven counties in Northeast Pennsylvania with offices in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Focusing on surveillance, community and patient services, and hospital and practice support services, the Cancer Institute invests 100 percent of its resources locally. From left, are David Tighe, Katie Brudzinski, Edward Klein, Aimee Balchune, Amanda E. Marchegiani, community relations coordinator, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Allison Brudzinski, Karen M. Saunders, president, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Kristen Kabacinski and Krista Gromelski.