Cancer Center Community Crusaders receive donation from Elks, Pinsonneault family

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BENNINGTON — The Cancer Center Community Crusaders has 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 four 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 four 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 foundation@svhealthcare.org.

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