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August 2022 Fund News

08.31.22

August 2022 // Fund News

News and updates about charitable funds making a difference in our communities!
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Shine Like Susan 5K to benefit Susan Burke Foundation for Colon Cancer

A group of Abington Heights High School students from the Class of 2025 and members of the school’s cross country and track and field teams have gathered together to organize the upcoming Shine Like Susan 5K, a race in memory of their beloved friend Susan Burke, who recently lost her battle with colon cancer. The race will raise money to benefit the Susan Burke Foundation for Colon Cancer, a fund established in June at the Scranton Area Community Foundation by the family of Susan Burke to provide support to individuals with a colon cancer diagnosis who are experiencing financial hardship.

The Shine Like Susan 5K will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022, at Abington Heights Middle School. All proceeds will benefit the Susan Burke Foundation for Colon Cancer at the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

The team making the Shine Like Susan 5K possible
Top row (l-r): J.T. Healey, Lauren Lockett, Jack Farrell, Hunter Pentasuglio, and Tate Pentasuglio
Bottom row (l-r): Brock Pentasuglio, Conner Abel, and Elizabeth Schneider

To learn more about the Shine Like Susan 5K and how you can participate, click here:

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Bogeys for Burkey Golf Tournament to support the Frank L. Burke Foundation

To celebrate and commemorate the life of Frank L. Burke IV, the Frank L. Burke Foundation is hosting the Bogeys for Burkey Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at the Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor.

Funds raised will support Make-A-Wish through the Frank L. Burke Foundation to help make life-changing wishes possible for a local child or children. The more money we raise, the more wishes we can grant. As friends and family of Frank, we would appreciate any help in carrying on Frank’s name for now and many years to come.

The Frank L. Burke Foundation is administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation. Established by Frank’s family in May, the Frank L. Burke Foundation supports the causes, activities, and organizations which honor his memory.

Donations to support this fund are welcome. To learn more about the upcoming Bogeys for Burkey Golf Tournament, please click Here.

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Cody Barrasse Memorial Foundation Hold 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser


Photo credit: Todd Hiller Photography

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, The Cody Barrasse Foundation held its two pillar events that incorporate Cody Barrasse’s competitive spirit and the Foundation’s mission to financially assist organ transplant patients in the area.

The 10th Annual Cody Barrasse Memorial Basketball Tournament was held at Scranton Prep’s Xavier Center on Wyoming Avenue. Cody’s family has hosted the tournament since his death in 2013, and they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Cody was an organ donor, and the money from the benefit supports organ donors and recipients in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Additionally, the event funds a full scholarship for a student to attend Scranton Prep.

On the evening on August 13, the Cody Barrasse Memorial Foundation held The Continue Cody’s Commitment Event at the Scranton Cultural Center, which raises awareness for organ donation.


Photo credit: Todd Hiller Photography

Created in 2013, the Cody Barrasse Memorial Foundation honors the life of Cody Barrasse and his legacy by working to promote organ donor awareness and provide services to those awaiting transplantation. To date, the Fund has helped over 50 families going through transplantation, including hotel stays, travel expenses, specialized meal plans, oral health procedures needed due to complications with transplantation medicine, childcare expenses, and copays and prescription drugs. The Cody Barrasse Academic Scholarship has been awarded to four recipients and will award the fifth scholarship in 2023. The Scranton Area Community Foundation proudly administers the Cody Barrasse Foundation.

Photos and more details about the event can be found at codybarrassefoundation.com

Learn more about the Cody Barrasse Memorial Foundation, and its impact, here.

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