SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The memory of an ambitious and up and coming doctor who died suddenly continues to be honored. It’s the 6th year for “Dr. Jen’s Hope Memorial Ride and Block Party”.
A young life cut short. Doctor Jen Sidari died suddenly in 2013 at just 26-years-old.
“She planned on being a pediatrician and coming back to the area. She always traveled abrod, Haiti, South Africa, Philippines and was just a lover of people and of life,” says Dr. Jen’s brother, Peter Sidari.
“She was always there for the community, and there for the children,” says Sidari’s friend, Rosie Faschana.
She had just graduated from Commonwealth Medical College and news of her death spread quickly through the medical community.
“Jen would have had a very bright future and would have been a tremendous asset to this community,” says Doc Bohn, of the Wyoming Valley Motorcycle Club.
Her legacy of helping others continues through the help of her family and friends.
Sunday dozens of motorcyclists revved their engines for the 6th annual “Dr. Jen’s Hope Memorial Ride and Block Party”. It raises money for the Catherine Mcauley Center and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Luzerne County.
“It’s a great mission and the more we can support it, the better,” says Joe DeLuca of Pittston Township.
Those who knew her best, say this kind, young doctor would be touched by the community’s generosity.
“If she was here right now, she would be so happy and so proud that we are doing this for her in her memory,” says Faschana.
“I just know there is someone looking down really, really happy,” says Peter Sidari.
More fundraisers continued to be helped in Dr. Jen’s name. The group has held 5Ks and golf tournaments and has donated money to scholarship programs in the past.