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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 the 2017 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 an enthusiastic paddling team. 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 has supported Survivorship NOW for the past 6 years empowering wellness classes to survivors of all cancers. Now, Dragonheart Vermont has decided that it is time to move on to new goals and will once again direct its focus toward specific cancer support programs in need. In 2017, the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival Pledge Partner will be Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Vermont’s camp for children with cancer. For the past 32 years, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has been offering year-round ‘camp’ experiences in a safe and loving environment to children with cancer and their families. This is possible in a large part to the support we receive from BCBSVT.

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 2017 Presenting Sponsor!