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WILKES-BARRE, PA –- Geisinger’s Northeast Gala, which raises thousands of dollars annually for patient programs big and small, will be held Saturday, May 7, at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre.

The black-tie gala is hosted by the auxiliaries of Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre.

“The auxiliaries touch many lives with their annual donations,” said Donna Connery, Northeast Gala Co-Chair. “We strive to channel the generosity of so many in our community to improve healthcare for our region.”

The auxiliaries have raised nearly $1.5 million in the last seven years, which has been used to support dozens of patient programs, including Geisinger’s Precision Health Center in Forty Fort, GWV’s Tambur Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the new critical care expansion at GCMC.

“The community has supported our auxiliaries for decades. Your donations and continued support allow us to provide better care for families in northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Renee Aquilina, Northeast Gala co-chair. “We’re excited for the next year of new patient programs. By combining the efforts of two auxiliaries, we hope to engage more people in this event than ever before.”

On May 7, a reception, silent auction and open bar start at 6 p.m. Dinner, cash bar and dancing, with music by Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots, start at 7 p.m. New this year, guests can bid in the silent auction through their smartphones or at bidding kiosks.

Tickets cost $175 per person, and sponsorship levels start at $1,500. Please RSVP by April 22. For more information including sponsorship opportunities, donation of an auction item or to make reservations, visit For more information or dietary needs, please contact Linda Vaji at or 570-214-2581.

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Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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