Published On: Wed, Oct 15th, 2014

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Hosts Inaugural Community Service Day

ctca2What is the first thing a newly relocated business should do in South Florida? They should serve their community through volunteering. That’s exactly what Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) did at Boca Helping Hands Friday, Oct. 10.

“Making a difference in the communities we serve is a top priority for our organization everywhere we call home,” said Gerard van Grinsven, President and CEO, CTCA. “We are proud to support a variety of non-profit organizations within our local communities including Boca Helping Hands. It’s the compassion, love and dedication of our Stakeholders (employees) that makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their loved ones. This same spirit extends into the community at large and we look forward to sharing it in our new home of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County.” CTCA relocated its national headquarters to Boca Raton just three months ago.

Thirty three Stakeholders, including senior leadership, took the day to donate more than 130 hours of time to support Boca Helping Hands’ mission to provide food and emergency assistance to meet basic human needs and long-term solutions to break the cycle of dependence.

“CTCA is all about care and compassion, for both the body and the spirit,” said Jim Gavrilos, Executive Director, Boca Helping Hands. “Here at Boca Helping Hands, we have a similar mission; we offer care and compassion while we provide short term emergency assistance, and search for long term solutions to hunger and poverty. We are very excited to collaborate with the professionals from CTCA in all of our assistance programs. Whether working in the warehouse packing pantry bags, serving meals in the soup kitchen, or assisting our clients with financial issues or job mentoring, we know that their employees will bring all their expertise, as well as their sense of compassion.”

“This is a great inaugural event and we are look forward to providing ongoing support to Boca Helping Hands and other non-profit organizations within our new community,” concluded van Grinsven.

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