Cancer Center Community Crusaders Receive Donation
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Cancer Center Community Crusaders Receive Donation

Left to right: Members of Sheila’s Crew of the Cancer Center Community Crusaders—Colleen Gore, Wendy P. Ballou, and Elks Member Kitty P. Lewis—gathered on the evening of Monday, July 1 to present a donation of more than $1,400 to the Cancer Center Community Crusaders (4Cs). Accepting are Joanne Holden, tri-chair of the 4Cs; Leslie Keefe, Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s vice president of corporate development, and remaining 4Cs tri-chairs Paige Kwasniak and Bob Gorry.

BENNINGTON, VT—July 19, 2019—The Cancer Center Community Crusaders (4Cs) received a donation of more than $1,400 from the Pinsonneault Family and Elks Lodge No. 567 in Bennington.

Ed and Pat Pinsonneault and their children served countless meals to locals and visitors at the Vermont Steak House on Main Street in Bennington for 35 years. For the past 4 years, the siblings have used their famous hospitality and the restaurant’s signature recipes to recreate their parents’ restaurant to benefit local charities.

The Elks Lodge, the location for each of the past 4 years’ dinners, graciously works with the Pinnsonneault family to host the event. This year’s profit amounted to more than $4,000, which is divided among the three local causes: Silver Towers Camp for people with disabilities, Turning Point Club, and the Cancer Center Community Crusaders, the donation to which is dedicated in loving memory to Shiela Pinsonneault Gore. The 2020 dinner will be held on Friday, April 24.

The 4Cs raised more than $54K in funds to provide financial and emotional support to members of the community and their families as they strive to obtain the best cancer care and treatment possible. The funds are administered through cooperation with the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center and the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation. All funds raised by the 4Cs 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 more information about the 4Cs and how to participate, 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 includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit

Southwestern Vermont Health Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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