CHC of Cape Cod Hosts Summer Solstice Celebration

June 28, 2017

Community Health Center of Cape Cod hosted its Summer Solstice Celebration on June 22, 2017. This kickoff event to their year-long 20th Anniversary celebration was a great success that raised both awareness and funds to directly benefit their mission to improve the health of the community through the provision of comprehensive, high-quality, compassionate healthcare to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Heath Center board members, staff, sponsors and supporters enjoyed local favorites from Washashore Bakery, Cape and Islands Distillery, Naukabout Beer and Cape Cod Coffee and were treated to music from Brian Maxwell Kerins of Flydown.  Karen Gardner, Community Health Center of Cape Cod’s Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the crowd, and Board President Dave Peterson spoke about the importance of community health centers and affordable care.

In 1997, the Health Center was founded as the volunteer-run Falmouth Free Clinic, completing 600 visits in the basement of Falmouth Hospital in their first year.  Community Health Center of Cape Cod is now a patient centered medical home serving more than 15,000 patients with offices in Falmouth, Mashpee and Bourne.  This evening celebrated the growth, expansion and progress that the Health Center has made over the last 20 years, as the healthcare home of choice for so many in the community.