The 4th Annual John Viercinski Golf Tournament was held recently at Edgewood in the Pines Golf Course.
Viercinski was Director of Pharmacy at Wyoming Valley Health Care System, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. All proceeds from this year’s tournament have been donated to the Care and Concern Free Health Clinic in Pittston. The money raised will help support the Clinic’s mission of providing health care to anyone who is in need.
This year, $14,000 was raised through the generosity of all those who supported this worthwhile cause. Over the past 4 years a total of $47,000 was donated to various local charities from the proceeds of the tournament.
Pictured, from left to right, first row, Tournament Chairman Dennis Bieryla, CVS/Caremark; Gloria Blandina, Director of Care and Concern Clinic, Pittston; Fr. Richard Cirba, Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist; and Kurt Kienle, Tournament Director, Geisinger Hospital; second row, Paul Hiller, CHS Nanticoke Hospital; Bill Bedwick, Director, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Pharmacy; Joseph Ranieli, CVS/Caremark; Joseph Tabit General Community Pharmacy; Karen Bedwick, Creative Memories Consultant; Patti Kienle, Cardinal Health; and Molly Bieryla, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Pharmacy.