Cancer Center Community Crusaders' Cabin Fever Dance Raised Nearly 2K

March 08, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT—March 8, 2016—The Cancer Center Community Crusaders, known as the 4Cs, hosted their Second Annual Cabin Fever Dance on February 27 at the Bennington Elks Lodge. The event raised $1,743 for the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center's Patient Resource Fund, a 10 percent increase over last year’s total raised at this event.

“We had a phenomenal turnout. People had a great time and were already asking if we were going to hold the event again next year,” said JoAnne Holden, the group’s co-chair. “We’d like to thank the Elks for hosting, our crew members for providing all of the great food, and all of the people who came out to support the work we do for the Cancer Center.”

The Cancer Center Community Crusaders, a grassroots community organization that works to fund local cancer research and the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center’s Patient Resource Fund. At this event and others, the group raised more than $44K in their last fiscal year.

The group’s fundraising efforts provide financial, physical, and emotional support to members of the community and their families battling cancer. All funds raised by the Cancer Center Community Crusaders stay in the community the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center serves, including Bennington and Windham counties and nearby New York and Massachusetts.

The group’s primary event, the Cupcake Crusade and Community Remembrance, has been held each spring since 2013. The 2016 Cupcake Crusade is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 on the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center campus in Bennington.

New members and those interested in learning more about starting or joining a 4Cs crew should call 802-447-5017 or e-mail

About SVHC:

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