Night for the CurePAGE 18 FEATURE PICTURE 1Woodloch Resort to Host 10th Annual “A Night for the Cure” Benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure of NEPA raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Woodloch Pines Resort, an all-inclusive resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, 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 seventeen years ago by Bob Kiesendahl (BK), co-owner of Woodloch and 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.  50% of the dollars raised stay right here in Northeast Pennsylvania for education, screening, and treatment grants, and 50% goes towards cancer research.


Held in the Heritage Nightclub at Woodloch Pines from 5 to 8 PM, 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% 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.  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,” said Bob Kiesendahl.


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 who 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.


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 seventeen 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 great event, please visit: https://bkhopecures.org/tricky-tray/. Additionally, table and room reservations can be arranged by calling 570-685-8002.