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Welcome back to our Presenting Sponsor:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont


Dragonheart Vermont is so excited to have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) return as our 2018 Presenting Sponsor for the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. BCBSVT has been an extraordinary friend and a mainstay of the Festival for so many years - we couldn't ask for a better partner!

Before becoming our Presenting Sponsor, BCBSVT has, at various times, been our Hat Sponsor, our Shirt Sponsor, and our Medal Sponsor. They have provided the water truck, eliminating thousands of plastic water bottles and creating a greener event on the Burlington waterfront. They have supplied an enthusiastic, hard-working Green Team to work all Festival-day long managing the trash and recycling in Waterfront Park.  And, of course, they have always had enthusiastic paddling teams. BCBSVT has always shown their spirit both on and off the water.

BCBSVT is especially near and dear to the hearts of our breast cancer survivor teams. Each year as the survivors have disembarked following the flower ceremony, they have been greeted by a majestic paddle arch created by the wonderful people of BCBSVT. Their efforts have touched our Dragonheart team deeply.

BCBSVT will be supporting Integrative Therapies at the UVM Cancer Center as our 2018 Pledge Partner. While cancer therapy has improved cancer outcomes, cancer and its treatment often come with significant challenges. Integrative Therapies at the UVM Cancer Center provides acupuncture, yoga, massage, mindfulness and other therapies to cancer patients and survivors.  These integrative therapies have a proven track record for controlling pain, fatigue and other side effects while improving psychological outlook and quality of life. Your financial support will help The UVM Cancer Center to offer health and wellness-enhancing integrative therapies in conjunction with traditional cancer care for cancer patients and survivors in Vermont and upstate New York.

BCBSVT gives new meaning to what it means to be a sponsor.  They know it’s more than the money. It’s lending a caring hand to do what needs to be done. Dragonheart Vermont feels so fortunate to be the recipient of their support, and we salute them. Paddles Up to Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Vermont, our 2018 Presenting Sponsor!