KANE, Pa. – The Zampogna Family who owns Flickerwood Wine Cellars organized a Screw Cancer Fundraiser for the Warren Cancer Center on July 8 and 9 and worked with the Community Blood Bank in Erie to hold a Heart to Heart Blood Drive.
The Zampogna family wanted to do something in honor of their dad, Ron Zampogna, who was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.
They also wanted to honor their friend Mike “Woody” Thompson, who has been a strong Cancer Warrior, and Mary Bernhard’s mother, Anna Anderson, who recently passed away from cancer.
“On behalf of all of us at Warren General Hospital Cancer Center we thank you, for choosing Warren General Hospital as the recipient of your fundraiser,” the Center said in a statement. “We are truly honored and appreciate your giving back in such a meaningful way.”
It was a day of music, wine, cocktails, and auction items, and they even held a Live Auction with auctioneer Robin Imbrogno.
The night concluded with a prayer by Joey Bernhard, the lighting of the luminaries, and the release of the flying lanterns to honor those affected by cancer. People were invited to talk about their fight with cancer and gave testimonials about their care at the Warren Cancer Center and the importance of blood donations in their own lives. They also collected 20 pints of blood that will be used in the local community.
Tammy Liberato, Julie Wehner, and Rick Zampogna honor their dad and the caregivers, doctors, nurses, and staff that work at the Warren Cancer Center along with committee members, Mary Bernhart and Robin Imbrogno, by presenting a $14,000 donation.