The Mountain Times

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A community rallies against breast cancer

Dear Editor,

In Vermont, we know first-hand what a community of people can achieve when its residents come together to rally around a cause. So, when Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) committed to making our Pink Glove Dance video to draw attention to breast cancer awareness and prevention, we invited our neighbors to participate and rally around this important cause.

RAVNAH wants to thank those who made this year's production of the Pink Glove Dance such a huge success: The staff at Rutland Regional Medical Center, Michael Valentine and Stacy Bates at PEG TV, Lisa Tracy, choreographer, Richard Rivers at the Vermont State Fair, Rutland Regional Ambulance, Rutland City Firemen, Rutland City Police, Rutland Recreation Department, Rutland City Board of Alderman, Lothrop School faculty, Michael Coppinger from the Downtown Partnership, Scott Switzer of Video Unlimited, Rutland Herald, Comcast, Catamount Radio, Baker Distributing, Creed Ice, Emily Owens, Lauren Quintana and of course all of RAVNAH's employees who participated.

Special thanks go out to all the community members, especially those breast cancer survivors, who came to dance in the Community Pink Glove Dance at the Rutland fairgrounds on August 25.

RAVNAH has submitted the video to a national competition in hopes of winning $10,000 for the breast care center at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Our friends, families, neighbors and co-workers can make it happen.  Please vote and encourage others to vote for RAVNAH's Pink Glove Dance, online at starting October 12. Thank you.

On behalf of our RAVNAH staff,
Laura Vien, Rutland