Join the Crusade

May 12, 2016
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BENNINGTON, VT—May 12, 2016—The Cancer Center Community Crusaders will host their 3rd Annual —Community Remembrance Day—on Saturday, June 4 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Campus in Bennington. The group calls for volunteers, fundraising groups, runners, and walkers to participate in the day’s festivities.

Remembrance Day activities include inflatable bounce houses, face painting, cupcake tastings, entertainment, a dunk booth, and food provided by the Bennington Booster Club. This year’s event will include the first Freedom 5K Run/Walk.

The Freedom 5K is a revolutionary-themed run/walk through historic Old Bennington. Revolutionary era costumes are strongly encouraged. The entry fee is $20 and all proceeds benefit the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center’s Patient Resource Fund. To register for the walk/run in advance visit:

Community organizations, families and friends of cancer patients, and anyone else who would like to raise funds and support local cancer patients are invited to volunteer or set up a game booth or activity to benefit the event. No commercial vendors, please. Carnival-type games are especially encouraged. For information on how to participate, or volunteer, please call Carson Thurber at 802-447-5488 or e-mail

The Cancer Center Community Crusaders provide financial, physical, and emotional support to members of the community and their families as they strive to obtain the best cancer care and treatment possible. All funds raised by the Cancer Center Community Crusaders stay in the communities of Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont and nearby New York and Massachusetts. Patients need not receive treatment at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center to be eligible for funds.


Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC’s services include an emergency department staffed by physicians each of whom is board certified in emergency medicine; the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and managed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock; and a fully-digital imaging department. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices and primary care offices in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, West Dover, and Wilmington, VT. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the state’s first Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, a designation it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit