CHICAGO, November 17 – Oral Health America (OHA) is honored to accept the support of both runners and walkers participating in the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon as they raise funds and awareness for OHA’s peer-to-peer fundraising initiative, Smile4Health. This new fundraising effort engages individuals and corporate partners with opportunities to raise support for OHA’s programmatic work, which focuses on improving the oral health of individuals across the lifespan. Philadelphia-based company, DentalEZ, is pleased to support Smile4Health and the Philadelphia community during this weekend’s race as a corporate sponsor of the team.
”DentalEZ felt it was important to partner with Oral Health America in the Smile4Health initiative to raise awareness for how oral health and overall health are critically linked,” states Heather Trombley, President of DentalEZ. “When we thought about how we can best help get this important message out, we couldn’t think of a better venue than the Philadelphia Marathon for bringing attention to oral health issues and prevention, as the race includes both participants and supporters who are keen to promote healthy lifestyles and living. This effort ties directly to our vision where we intend to be a vibrant and trusted partner supporting oral and overall health.”
Members of the Smile4Health team participating in the Philadelphia Marathon include Bailey Moorhead (2013-14 alum of OHA’s Graduate Fellowship program), volunteers from DentalEZ and others in the community interested in raising awareness about the importance of oral health. Smile4Health will be represented with both athletes and a cheering section during the race.
Established in 1955, Oral Health America is a national nonprofit that works to bring healthy mouths to life through a range of partnerships and programs across the country. You can learn more about the Smile4Health program and other OHA fundraising opportunities by visiting oralhealthamerica.org/smile4health.