Laser Spine Institute Supports Metropolitan Ministries with a Thanksgiving Box of Hope Food Drive

Leader in Endoscopic Spine Surgery Donates Food to Local Tampa Community Residents

Tampa, FL, December 02, 2011 --( Bill Horne, CEO of Laser Spine Institute (, the leader in endoscopic spine surgery, has announced the Tampa facility’s support of Metropolitan Ministries, a faith-based and community-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization helping families in need, for the Thanksgiving holiday season. As a component of Laser Spine Institute’s community outreach program, employees built Boxes of Hope filled with non-perishable foods and gift certificates, in an effort to provide families with a nutritious holiday meal, fitting for a family of four. The Metropolitan Ministries is a charitable organization providing answers for less fortunate families throughout the community.

“All year long our hearts go out to families who are homeless, in need or merely trying to make ends meet,” said Horne. “But those feelings are always heightened during the holiday season, which is why Laser Spine Institute took an active role in feeding families this Thanksgiving. The Metropolitan Ministries is an amazing organization improving the lives of local Tampa residents, and we are honored to have assisted in the process of providing holiday meals for families to enjoy together.”

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- Each Box of Hope was filled with fresh bread, vegetables, cereal, fruit, yams, dry beans, rice, stuffing mix, potatoes, black beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, dessert mix, pastries, pudding, and a turkey or gift certificate for purchase.

- During the months of November and December, each Laser Spine Institute facility is focusing on a local or national charity in an effort to help end 2011 on a good note for people in need. This year, the focus will be on people – needy families and children who have reached out for help.

- For more information about Metropolitan Ministries, visit

About Laser Spine Institute:
Laser Spine Institute offers a safe and effective alternative to open back and neck surgery, by using the latest techniques in minimally invasive procedures, alleviating the painful symptoms of sufferers from around the world. The leader in endoscopic spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute treats a variety of spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs and sciatica. Laser Spine Institute’s renowned medical team provides treatment at four surgical centers in Tampa, Fla., Scottsdale, Ariz., Philadelphia and Oklahoma City, and medical consultations at facilities in San Diego, The Villages, Fla. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, visit

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