Heart and Soul Raises Money for Cardiology

BENNINGTON — Celebrate early spring with a hot event that will warm you up and raise money for cardiology. On March 31, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) will present Heart and Soul, a fundraiser for the hospital’s cardiology services. The event, to be held at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, will feature fine wines, outstanding hors d’oeuvres and light dinner fare, and dancing to the sound of one of Bennington’s best bands, The Prescription.

“We are excited to again bring Heart and Soul to our community,” said Dr. Scott Rogge. Dr. Rogge, along with Dr. Steven Anisman, and nurse practitioners Jenn Thuermer and Alison Malmborg, make up Bennington Cardiology and practice at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

"Heart and Soul is an opportunity for people to have a wonderful evening and raise funds to help SVMC continue to offer the best in cardiac care," Rogge added. “SVMC delivers the highest quality care for cardiac patients from the onset of disease through their recovery. Our award-winning Emergency Department works closely with cardiologists to ensure patients can be stabilized and swiftly transferred to an academic hospital if necessary. Our Intensive Care unit offers up-to-date technology for patients who are able to remain at SVMC, and our cardiac rehab program is a leader in helping people regain strength after a cardiac event.”

The event features a select one-hour wine tasting that will showcase three California cabernet sauvignons: a 2009 Louis M. Martini, a 2007 Hall Napa Valley, and a 2004 Hawkeye Mountain. The evening also will feature a silent auction.

Bennington’s own band, The Prescription, featuring local physician Peter King, will provide dance music. The members of The Prescription will be joined by The Side Effect Horns to round out the rock and roll sound to full dance band complement. The evening also will include special guest musicians, such as Dr. Steven Anisman on drums and David Newell on vocals. 

Co-chairs of the event are Jenn Thuermer and Angela Bevin. The Bennington Banner is a sponsor and media partner. Three additional sponsorship levels are available, ranging from $2500 to $500. Tickets for the event and the select wine tasting are $100 or $75 for the event only. To purchase tickets or to find out more about becoming a sponsor for the event, call the Development Office at Southwestern Vermont Health Care at 802-447-5088.

16 Feb 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Kevin Robinson