Employees at Pennsylvania Applebees come together for co-worker with cancer


**Embargo: Scranton-Wilkes Barre, PA** A restaurant in Lackawanna County is rallying around one of their own in her time of need.

DICKSON CITY, Pa. — An Applebees in Pennsylvania is rallying around one of their own in her time of need.

Shawnee Baltrusaitis has worked at the Applebees in Dickson City for over 10 years.

Shawnee was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Her coworkers decided they wanted to help.

Dozens of baskets were donated to raffle off.

There was also a silent auction.

Many of Shawnee’s fellow servers are donating their time tonight and all the tips go towards Shawnee’s treatment.

“She has a lot of support from her Apple family, and there are so many people even her regulars, people that come in here daily, and they see her or they know whats going on, they’re beyond generous,” said Michele Duchnik, Applebees Manager.

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