Matt Swartz of our Scranton Office

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For Immediate Release

Wayne Bank Supports Fourth Annual NEPA 5K Run for ALS

Scranton, PA – On Saturday, May 27th, the NEPA ALS Foundation will host the fourth annual NEPA 5k Run/1 Mile Walk for ALS at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. All proceeds will benefit the NEPA ALS Foundation in their mission to raise funds for research, spread awareness about ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), and assist local families affected by the disease.

The timed race will start at 10 am, with check-in preceding at 9 am. Participants who pre-register before May 13th will receive a free t-shirt, and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners.

“ALS is a neuromuscular disease that causes damage to the nerve cells controlling voluntary muscle movement resulting in paralysis. There is currently no known cause or cure for this debilitating disease and typically a patient lives only 3-5 years following diagnosis,” explains Wayne Bank’s Central Scranton Community Office Manager and NEPA ALS Foundation President, Matt Swartz. “ALS research is extremely underfunded, so we are very proud to have been able to donate over $35,000 to ALS research since 2014. We saw a great turnout at last year’s race with over 375 participants and, with the generosity of our supporters, raised $14,000. We’re hoping for another record year in 2017 and are so grateful for the tremendous support we have received.”

For more information about the NEPA ALS Foundation please visit and to pre-register for the race please visit

Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 26 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Lackawanna Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York State. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL

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