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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Event supports continued growth of cancer services at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. Geisinger Health Foundation has planned an evening of dinner, tiny dancing and crocodile rockin’ to benefit the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center

Friday Night’s Alright for Frighting Cancer, an Elton John-themed celebration, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 19, at The Banks – A Waterfront Venue, 304 Kennedy Blvd., Pittston. 

The event will feature a special menu of Elton John’s favorite dishes, a silent auction of items from local businesses and an electric performance by Elton John tribute outfit Philadelphia Freedom. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres followed by a welcome address. Philadelphia Freedom will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

The Henry Cancer Center is entering its third phase of renovations and proceeds from the event will help the continued expansion of cancer services at the center. Phase three will include increased radiation oncology services. 

In March 2022, with support from the community, the expanded cancer center opened at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center to deliver outstanding care to patients in northeastern Pennsylvania. The expansion puts everything patients need on their cancer journey in one 92,000-square-foot, four-story space that houses world-class providers and state-of-the-art technology.

Early this year, the comprehensive breast center opened at the Henry Cancer Center and greatly improved access to breast care services in northeast PA. The breast center added another 4,400 square feet of programming, including breast imaging for both screening and diagnostic studies and services that support surgical patients. 

Tickets for the evening cost $150. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can choose from six packages. To purchase tickets or a sponsorship package, visit

For more information, contact Foundation Events at or 570-214-0400.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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