Lisa Cavallero: It’s Our Goal To Help Those In Need Whenever We Can
By Kathy Reakes // November 28, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: It’s not often these days that you hear good things about huge international companies. But that’s just the opposite when it comes to Sodexo, the company that supplies food, housekeeping and concierge services for Parrish Medical Center.
It’s not often these days that you hear good things about huge international companies.
But that’s just the opposite when it comes to Sodexo, the company that supplies food, housekeeping and concierge services for Parrish Medical Center.
Sodexo touches the lives of 75 million consumers in 80 countries every day. In North America alone, they serve more than 15 million consumers at 9,000 client sites. Wherever they work, their dedication to making every day a better day for people and organizations comes from one goal — to positively improve Quality of Life.
“It’s our goal and philosophy to help those in need whenever we can,” says Lisa Cavallero, Executive Director of Support Services for the company.
Their organization has been working with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation since it began many years ago, she said.
“When Dr. Bhalani was trying to get interest in the very beginning and was struggling to get people interested, we were there, offering to provide food for his special events,” Lisa added.
Since that time the two have continued to work hand-in-hand as they both grew. This year, when DGF held a large health fair at Space Coast Stadium, Sodexo was able to donate $1,000 towards food.
It’s not only the missions that DGF performs that are so important, she added. The scholarships they offer to those interested in becoming physicians or nurses and the health-care events for those in need are equally as important.
When you are part of a community like ours with many in need, it’s important to have organizations that care, she said.
“In a small community, we have to give back a buck or a helping hand,” she added.
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for extensive multimedia coverage of each and every honoree, as we present their compelling charitable works through stories and special tribute films by Maverick Multimedia, Inc.
Don’t miss the Dec/Jan 2016 special edition of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for complete multimedia coverage of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards – and all the events of “Space Coast Medicine Week.”
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