Friday, January 16, 2009

Climb for a CauseSM Dental Charity Plans 12th Annual Expedition to Fund Donated Dental Services, Dental Missions, & Cambodia Dental Clinic

Chicago, IL (January 9, 2009) - Climb for a Cause (CFAC), a non-profit dental charity dedicated to providing donated dental services, volunteer dentistry, oral health education, and supporting dental missions for economically disadvantaged citizens worldwide, recently announced that its 12th annual fundraising Event will take place on Sunday, September 6th at California’s scenic Yosemite Valley.

Dental professionals including clinicians, office staff, dental manufacturers and consultants, and media from across the nation will assemble at California’s Yosemite Valley to pledge their support for volunteer dentistry by attempting a one-day ascent/descent of the famous Half Dome, via the Cable Route.  While not a technically difficult climb, the 16-mile round trip makes it a formidable one-day challenge.
 
Charitable dental programs such as Climb for a Cause are needed now more than ever. Funds raised from this year’s fundraising hike will support the CFAC Dental Education and Treatment Projects in Guatemala and Cambodia, as well as other domestic oral health causes. Part of CFAC’s proceeds may also be allocated to oral cancer research.
 
“Our goal for 2009 is to adequately enlist and equip local and visiting dental professionals and volunteers to provide preventive and restorative dental care and education to the underserved citizens of Guatemala, Cambodia, and, of course, the United States,” remarked Daniel Bobrow, executive director for Climb for a Cause. “To meet this challenge, our goal is to raise $100,000.”

Bobrow continues, “Because this is a hike, not a climb, no prior experience is required and we’d like to encourage all people, regardless of age or experience, to participate in this rewarding experience, which is philanthropic dentistry at its most exciting.”

CFAC is currently seeking participation and sponsorship from dental practices, consultants, manufacturers, and other members of the profession.

Participants in this year’s CFAC event will receive:
 
A customized training schedule and ‘one-on-one’ coaching
Cause-related event marketing support, compliments of American Dental Marketing
Special gifts
CFAC sponsor-donated prizes worth thousands of dollars to dental practices raising the most funds
A sense of gratification that only comes from selflessly supporting a higher purpose
A guaranteed once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
 
“This is a singular opportunity to get (back) into the best shape of your life while delivering critically needed care and education to underserved citizens of Cambodia and Guatemala, and just as importantly, support domestic oral health initiatives,” adds Bobrow.
 
To request an application to participate in this year’s event, volunteer for one of the overseas projects, or learn other ways you can help change the world “one tooth at a time,” please call CFAC executive director Daniel Bobrow at (800) 723-6523, e-mail Director@ClimbForACause.org, or visit the Climb For A Cause web site at www.ClimbForACause.org.

 
About Climb for a Cause
Climb for a Cause (CFAC) is a non-profit dental charity dedicated to eliminating oral disease by promoting overall health and fitness while benefiting economically disadvantaged citizens worldwide. It offers Participants, Sponsors, and Supporters a unique opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to philanthropic dentistry by sharing results of their own personal success with those less fortunate.
CFAC’s donated dental services programs provide organizations the chance to achieve amazing personal and professional results by providing an exhilarating experience and adventuresome alternative to the same old dinners, dances, and golf outings. They offer events uniquely tailored to fit individual interests and schedules — from novice to advanced.
For almost two decades, Climb for a Cause has been successful in making a positive and noticeable difference in the lives of countless needy children and deserving adults.
For more information, please visit www.ClimbForACause.org or contact Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow, executive director, at 312-455-9498. Thank you.

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