Run, walk, skip or stroll
What are you doing Saturday, Oct. 16? Mark your calendar now to lace up your running shoes, slide on your flip-flops or even wear slippers while you have fun and make a difference.
Join one of the teams from Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry at the 2010 Smile Walk & Run 5K or the Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure. Both events are on Oct. 16. Both events are for a good cause. Both events need YOU to make it a success!
The 5th Annual SMILE Walk and 5K Run is 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.
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.
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.
The Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure will boast a team from HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry. This spirited team will walk and run with hundreds of other supporters on Oct. 16.
Join the team or make a donation on their behalf. Either way, you can help others imagine a life without breast cancer.