BENNINGTON >> The Cancer Center Community Crusaders, known as the 4Cs, hosted their Second Annual Cabin Fever Dance on Feb. 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.


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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 foundation@svhealthcare.org.