A Night for the Cure


We’re all family. Right? Well, we all share 99% of the human genome with each other at least. So, if we think about that for a second, we should always be there for our family. Families work together, experience hardship together and, of course, share in a lot of laughter together. So, as often as we can, in any way that we can, we need to support one another, give a helping hand, and share a smile.

I guess family can be used interchangeably with community.

A brave woman stood up a few years ago, wanting to change just one person’s mind. She didn’t know who that person was in particular, but she knew what she had to do. You see, Selina McHugh was marred in her own battle, realizing that until you’re fighting the fight you really have no idea what the fight is about. Thus, “A Night for the Cure” was born. The uplifting evening is about inspiration, support, and maybe most importantly, laughter and smiles.

This year, Woodloch Resort will host the 8th annual “A Night for the Cure,” a tricky-tray event designed to raise awareness, funds, inspiration, and hope in the fight against breast cancer. The doors open at 5 p.m. on the Nightclub at the award-winning resort on Sunday, October 18th, and as you step into the room, the energy can be intoxicating and positively pink!

The evening will feature over 200 items donated by local individuals and businesses, as well as wine and beer tastings, 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 out gift certificates, unique gift baskets, and much more! This year will have some new, fun additions (as this night is ALL about having fun) like the NEPA Party Bike and Irving Cliff Brewery.

With over 400 attendees and nearly 200 prizes to be auctioned off to winners, the scene is full of energy, inspiration, and lots of laughter, especially when listening to the comedic quips of the evening’s emcee, Brad Kiesendahl, co-owner of the resort.

Last year’s event netted nearly $18,000, 100% of which benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 50% of the dollars raised stay right here in Northeast Pennsylvania for education, screening and treatment grants, and 50% goes towards cancer research.

“It gets better every year! It’s a great night to get together with friends, show support for survivors and caregivers, and raise money for a great cause,” said Bob Kiesendahl, co-owner of Woodloch Resort, co-founder of Hope Cures, and a leukemia survivor.

If you’ve been to this event in the past, you know, when you step foot in that door for the first time, you’re family. Family and community stick together. And Selina has changed the minds of thousands and helped raise tens of thousands of dollars in the process to help those who find themselves in the same situation that she was once in. So, if you’re looking for more information about Hope Cures and this October’s great event, you can visit www.bkhopecures.org/trickytray or call 570.685.8002.