Monday, April 1, 2013

Whiten your smile and help a child

This spring, Elizabethtown Dental Associates is donating 100 percent of its proceeds to programs that help children -- and 50 percent of the money is going directly to programs for kids in Elizabethtown.

The dental practice has selected Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) as the recipient of half its annual Smiles for Life fundraiser. The other half will be donated to the Smiles For Life Foundation to be distributed to worthy and approved children’s charities across the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Participating children’s charities include Children’s Miracle Network, Children of Romania, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, CURE (in Cambodia), Smiles For Hope, and the Kids Cancer Care Foundation.

From March to June, anyone who has his or her teeth professionally whitened at Elizabethtown Dental will donate directly to this program.

EACTC is a community-based, private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and families in the Elizabethtown Pennsylvania area. Our research-based programs and services are designed to nurture the physical and emotional well-being of youth and families and promote the prevention of drug, alcohol and substance abuse, bullying, truancy, school drop-out, violence, teen pregnancy and other at-risk behaviors in a manner that is collaborative, evidence-based, ethical, innovative and tailored to meet the community's needs.

(Full disclosure: I am a patient at Elizabethtown Dental, and my wife is a board member of EACTC.)

According to the dental practice's website, here's how the fundraiser works:

Our practice is proud to be part of the Smiles For Life campaign which raises funds through teeth whitening for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children—both locally and around the world. Here’s how it works:
  1. Our practice donates our time.
  2. Philips Oral Health Care donates the materials.
  3. Your smile gets professionally whitened.
  4. 100% of your contribution goes directly to kids in need.

Here's the price list:

  • Zoom Take Home -- $225 (normally $350) 
  • Zoom In Office -- $350 (normally $550)
  • Already have whitening trays? Buy the kit only (4 tubes, tray case and shade guide) for $40! (normally $60) 

Call Elizabethtown Dental Associates for more information and to schedule an appointment! 717-367-1336

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