Cari­dad Cen­ter to honor long­time vol­un­teers at 25th an­nual gala

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Cari­dad Cen­ter, the largest free health­care and den­tal clinic in Florida, will host the ‘25 Years of Car­ing: A Salute to the He­roes of Cari­dad’ event April 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the In­ter­na­tional Polo Club in Welling­ton.

The event will honor the 400 vol­un­teers whose med­i­cal, den­tal, vi­sion and so­cial ser­vice ex­per­tise en­ables the Boyn­ton Beach clinic to pro­vide 26,000 pa­tient vis­its each year. The din­ner will also cel­e­brate Cari­dad’s 25 years of pro­vid­ing free med­i­cal ser­vices to the work­ing poor and unin­sured in Palm Beach County.

“Cari­dad Cen­ter sim­ply could not ex­ist with­out its in­cred­i­ble corps of vol­un­teers,” said Laura Kal­lus, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. “It is re­mark­able to re­flect on the num­ber of chil­dren and their fam­i­lies whose health and lives have been im­proved, and some­times saved, through our part­ner­ship of donors and vol­un­teers.”

Pre­sent­ing spon­sors are In­ter­na­tional Polo Club and In­ter­na­tional Polo Club Cater­ing. Additional spon­sors in­clude the Goshen Hill Foun­da­tion, FirstPath Lab­o­ra­tory Ser­vices LLC, Bethesda Health Inc., Maserati of Palm Beach, Grand Cham­pi­ons Polo Club, Phelps Me­dia Group In­ter­na­tional, Eques­trian Sport Pro­duc­tions, Kosin­ski Foun­da­tion, Mr. and Mrs. Wil­liam McCauley, Daszkal Bolton Ac­coun­tants and Ad­vi­sors, Sun Sen­tinel, Nurse on Call Home Health­care, Cen­tral Palm Beach County Cham­ber of Com­merce, Oa­sis Out­sourc­ing, South Palm Beach Den­tal As­so­ci­a­tion, Quan­tum Foun­da­tion, TheWan­der­ers Club, Quest Di­ag­nos­tics Inc. and Il­lus­trated Prop­er­ties.

The event co-chair­per­sons are Caro­line Mo­ran, San­jiv Sharma and Robert Souaid. Com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude Con­stance Berry, Luis Tor­res, Richard Re­ta­mar, Marie Speed, Paul Ar­chacki, Penny Kosin­ski, Su­gar Savin McCauley and Billy Wil­liams.

The evening will honor all of Cari­dad’s vol­un­teers and rec­og­nize those who have reached their 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th an­niver­sary of ser­vice.

Tick­ets are $250. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 561-853-1638 or visit www.cari­

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