Rockland Trust Sponsors First Annual Burlington Dancing with the Stars Fundraiser

BURLINGTON, Mass (April 25, 2013) - Rockland Trust today announced its sponsorship of the first annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Burlington. This event, scheduled for Friday, April 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, marks Rockland Trust's first community event since joining the Burlington community this February. All proceeds generated by the event will support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, which will take place on Saturday, June 1 at Burlington High School.

"At Rockland Trust, we believe actions speak louder than words, which is why we are thrilled to support this exciting fundraiser for a great cause," said Kerri Pigott, District Manager Boston North at Rockland Trust and co-host of the Dancing with the Stars event. "It has been a pleasure to join the Burlington area and we look forward to our continuing involvement in the community."

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. This is the 10th annual Relay for Life event in Burlington.

"We are thrilled to have the support of Rockland Trust for our first Dancing with the Stars fundraiser," said Julie Quinn, organizer of the Dancing with the Stars event. "This fun event will not only raise awareness for cancer prevention, but it will also help support our Relay for Life fundraising efforts."

Six pairs of dancers will compete in the contest, including Charley Murphy, former State Representative for Burlington; Sonia Rollins, Burlington Selectman; Bob "Moose" Kirchner, Burlington Police Lieutenant; and Patrick Larkin, Assistant School Superintendent. Local Emcee Jack Ferren will host the contest with Kerri Pigott, whose winner will be decided by a panel of judges, including beloved Burlington resident Dottie Yeadon. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on April 26, and will feature appetizers, dessert, and a cash bar.

For more information or to get involved with the Relay for Life, please visit: To watch the event live, tune in to Burlington Cable Access Television on April 26 at

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