Event focuses on cancer survivors
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Cancer survivors picnic Dave Truskowsky holds a dove for cancer survivors, while looking on are, l-r, Roy Arronds of New Philadelphia; Bob Bowman of Lehighton; and Ann Schoener of Mahanoy City. Photo was taken at the Celebration of Life picnic of the Simon Kramer Cancer Institute in New Philadelphia.
Cancer survivors, along with their friends and family members, were treated to a free cancer survivors celebration picnic on the grounds of the Simon Kramer Cancer Institute in New Philadelphia. Standing around a memorial photo for John R. Anczarski are, from back left, "Doc" David Moylan of the institute, father John J., mother Joyce, and aunt Mary Anczarski. In Front are brothers Jamie, 19, and Jadyn, 15, Anczarski. 19-year old John R. Anczarski was killed in New Mexico in May of 2011 after a motorist struck him during his cross country bicycle trek to raise awareness for breast cancer research.