Central Vermont Medical Center seeking support for cancer center

first_imgCentral Vermont Medical Center Seeks Support of Communityfor New National Life Cancer Treatment CenterBerlin, Vt – Central Vermont Medical Center is seeking to raise $1 million towards its new National Life Cancer Treatment Center, which is projected to incur construction and equipment costs of $11.5 million.According to CVMC President and CEO Judy Tarr, “As a charitable organization that exists solely for the benefit of our community, we rely on the generous giving of businesses and private individuals in order to continue to meet the growing health care needs of residents of central Vermont.” Tarr emphasized that during fiscal year 2008 alone, CVMC provided $1,430,456 in free care to community members.One critical need that community members and physicians have been asking for, for many years is that CVMC provide radiation therapy within the central Vermont region. A centrally located treatment center will significantly reduce the hardship on patients and their families who must travel to existing service sites in Burlington, VT or Lebanon, NH.This ambitious fundraising campaign is reaching out to close to 45,000 residents in the 44 townships that will be served by the new Cancer Center. Mailings will begin to arrive in resident’s mailboxes the week of December 15th.CVMC has already received gifts of over $500,000 towards the Cancer Center, thanks to the generous contributions from CVMC’s existing donor base. Major gifts contributed so far include $250,000 from National Life Group; $100,000 from Vermont Mutual Insurance Company; $30,000 from Barry T. Chouinard; $25,000 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont; $25,000 from Chittenden Bank; $25,000 from The MacLeay Foundation; and $25,000 from Northfield Savings Bank.The Cancer Center is the result of a vision and the work of a partnership between Central Vermont Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Fletcher Allen Health Care. The new Cancer Center, slated to open in late summer of 2009, is conservatively projected to provide 6,960 radiation therapy treatments during its first year of operation, and 8,030 by the third year.###last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *