Cancer Center Community Crusaders Raise Nearly 40K for Local Cancer Patients

August 04, 2016

Bennington, VT—August 4, 2016 — The Cancer Center Community Crusaders, known as the 4Cs, hosted their 3rd Annual Community Remembrance Day on Saturday, June 4 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Campus in Bennington. Nine crews and more than 300 participants at the event contributed to the group’s nearly $40,000 fundraising total for the year.

Remembrance Day activities included inflatable bounce houses, face painting, cupcake tastings, entertainment, a dunk booth, and food provided by the Mt. Anthony Fighting Patriot Booster Club. The program also included inspirational speeches and awards for fundraising crews.

This year’s event included the first Freedom 5K Run/Walk, a revolutionary-themed course through historic Old Bennington. Local organizations, including the Bennington Fire Department and Mt. Anthony Fighting Patriot Booster Club, supported the event with their participation and donations.

The following day, June 5, the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center providers and staff celebrated life with survivors at their annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration. The event hosted a gathering of over 250 participants and included lunch, music, raffle, and socializing for former patients, family members, and caregivers.

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.

For information about the Cancer Center Community Crusaders and how to participate, please call Carson Thurber at 802-447-5488 or e-mail

About SVHC:

Southwestern Vermont Health Care 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 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 with 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 distinction it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit