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5th Annual SMILE Walk & 5K Run


Gather for a fun day with the dental community, friends and family and help those with dental care needs in the community at the same time. 

SMILE Walk logoCommunity Dental Care announces the 5th Annual SMILE Walk and 5K Run.  The 2010 event is scheduled Oct. 16 at Bachman Lake in Dallas.  Have a great time, raise funds for a good cause and conquer a 5K (3.1 mile) course-a winning combination.

Trophies for the largest team, top fundraiser and best T-shirt design will be given.  Refreshments, music, entertainment, children's activities, free parking, event T-shirts and prize drawings will round out the fun.  The grand prize is a one-year membership to the Verandah Club and Spa.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Community Dental Care and its mission to provide dental care to low-income, uninsured children, seniors, HIV patients and the homeless who have no other dental resources.

 Join the HSC-BCD team NOW or form your own team.  For more information go to http://www.communitydentalcare.org/smilewalk.html.  Everyone who registers prior to Sept. 24 will be guaranteed a free event T-shirt.

Adult: $15
Youth 11-18: $10
Child 10 and under: $5

Walk/Run day registration
Adult: $20
Youth 11-18: $15
Child 10 and under: $10

Register here.


CDC has received funding from the City of Dallas from its general fund since 1982.  This year the city reduced this amount from $675,000 to $96,000 due to a $190 million shortfall in the city budget.  As a result, CDC will see 400 less children and 475 less seniors.  CDC also has seen reductions in other grants it previously relied upon to operate.


Since CDC was established as a nonprofit organization in 1982, the population it serves has grown by more than 1 million people.  CDC has become the largest nonprofit provider of routine and preventive dental care and dental health education in Texas.  Students from Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry and the Collin County Hygiene program receive hands-on experience by performing clinical rotations at the CDC dental centers.