TeraThink’s culture is one of giving, especially when it comes to children who are battling every day with diseases that no child should ever face. Over the course of the last year, TeraThink has continued to form a relationship with The Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health (NIH). For those of you who don’t know, The Children’s Inn is a non-profit dedicated to providing “a place like home” for children and their families participating in clinical research at the NIH. Coming to the NIH and Inn is a last, best hope for treatment or a cure for many of them.
At TeraThink, we strongly believe in giving back to our local community. The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is one local organization with global reach that our company supports. The Lombardi Cancer Center’s mission is to “prevent, treat, and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education, and partnership with the community.”
Of course, as with any non-profit organization, fundraising is a top priority for the Lombardi Cancer Center. Each year, The Lombardi Gala raises a large amount of money to fund research, clinical trials, and develop new treatments for those who are battling cancer. I have served on the Gala’s Corporate Executive Committee for the past five years. Through this experience, I know first-hand how much work goes into ensuring that the Gala’s fundraising goals are hit. I am proud to say that not only did we reach our fundraising goals this year but we greatly exceeded them!
TeraThink prides itself on its work with the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD provides soldiers the administrative and financial support they need out in the field. To further support the DoD and our veterans, we partnered with Team Red, White and Blue (RWB) to host a race on Veteran’s Day weekend for the fourth year in a row.
The TeraThink Veteran’s Day 5k is part of Potomac River Runners’ race series. The race took place on Sunday, November 12 in Fairfax, VA. It was a cold day but many turned out to test their mettle and honor our vets.
TeraThink employees and their families volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank over the weekend, where we helped sort cans of food, which will be packaged and distributed to families in need. The event was a lot of fun, and we were able to leave knowing we have helped families in our local community. Visit our Facebook page by clicking here to view pictures from the event.
On Sunday, September 24, TeraThink employees, families, and friends participated in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This walk is the largest event to raise awareness and donations for Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the hot temperatures, over 1,000 people showed up strong and ready for the afternoon walk.
Over the weekend, TeraThink employees and their families volunteered with the Honor Flight Network by greeting veterans as they arrived at Reagan National Airport. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization that transports America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials. To view pictures from the event, please click here to visit our Facebook page and learn more about this great organization by visiting https://honorflightdca.com/.
TeraThink is a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Boulder Crest Retreat Charity Golf Tournament. Boulder Crest is committed to improving the physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic wellbeing of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders, and their family members. See pictures from the event on our Facebook page and learn more about this great organization by visiting http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org/.
On June 24, 2017 TeraThink volunteers dedicated their time to support the Loudoun Homeless Services Center by serving lunch to families in need. To view pictures, please click here to visit our Facebook page.
Those who have been following TeraThink for any period of time know that one of our core corporate values is giving back to the community. Our team prides itself on helping organizations that make lasting and meaningful impacts of the lives of many. We also look to support those organizations that are near and dear to our employees’ hearts.
TeraThink employees at all levels dedicate their time and talent to these organizations. We are proud to have an annual Community Outreach budget that allows us to support these causes in many different ways.
On January 24, the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation held a Psychosocial Implementation Policy Roundtable on Capitol Hill. This event focused on identifying the strategies and challenges for implementing psychosocial standards of care. The roundtable brought together a wide range of stakeholders including researchers, clinicians, psycho-oncologists, psychologists and accreditation experts. My colleague, Todd Schuerhoff and I had the privilege of helping to moderate the day’s events. We were honored to play even a small role in such an important occasion.
The event focused on the need for implementing standards of care to ensure that access to quality psychosocial care from diagnosis, through treatment, into survivorship or end of life and bereavement care is provided to children with cancer and their families. The day was broken into six major topic areas including Outcomes, Legislative/Policy, Resourcing, Reimbursement, Accreditation, and Delivery Models. For each topic, an expert in that particular area introduced the topic and described the current landscape. Following that presentation, we facilitated a group discussion in an effort to discuss and develop strategies. We had the enormous benefit of a fully engaged, informed, and vocal group that really made the sessions meaningful and productive.