On March 29th, we are participating once again in the Great Human Race to address the crisis of poor dental health in young children. The Great Human Race is a 5K and 10K community walk and run sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Durham to support local nonprofits.
We need your help!
Our goal is to raise $3,000 to provide dental health kits to young children and families in Durham, at a cost of $10 per kit. We know that children with healthy teeth have better attendance and are more attentive in school, have the self confidence that comes with an attractive smile, and have a better chance of good general health. Preventive dental care beginning with infants is the best way to ensure proper oral hygiene is a part of a child’s daily routine and that children are receiving regular dental cleanings.
Visit our fundraising page to learn more and to donate directly to the Partnership. You can also join our team and register to come walk/run with us on race day! And if you’d like to get your friends, family and co-workers involved, you can create a group and set a fundraising goal of your own to get other people to support the Partnership.
Each kit will contain a toothbrush, toothpaste, child flossing tools, washcloth, dental health activity booklet and crayons, and The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss. The kits will be distributed along with a presentation about dental health for young children and their parents. At a cost of just $10 per kit, you can easily make a direct impact for Durham’s children.
Thanks for helping us spread the message that healthy smiles lead to a happy life!