Team BCD doubles goal in Race for the Cure
It’s hard to imagine how 40 Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry students, faculty and staff could find each other in the throng of nearly 26,500 participants during the Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure. However, “Team Baylor College of Dentistry” had a little help in the wee hours of Oct. 16 – a large tooth-shaped sign.
“The tooth sign is definitely unique,” said Moira Allen, director of student affairs and one of the tooth bearers. “Several of us took turns carrying it during the race, which made it a lot easier to find one another.”
While the tooth-shaped sign brought some humor to Team BCD’s participation, surpassing the goal brought smiles to their faces. Together they doubled the team’s pledge, raising nearly $2,000 for the fight against breast cancer.
“This was the largest team we’ve had in the five years that the college has participated,” Allen said. “Everyone had a great time.”
The TAMHSC-BCD Student Chapter of the Texas Association of Women Dentists sponsored the college’s effort. Organized by third-year dental students Sarah Percy and Shawn Smith, the chapter’s community service co-chairs, Team BCD was one of 1,078 teams who brought in more than $1.4 million dollars.