At Alexandria we are all about helping people have beautiful healthy smiles and the benefits they bring. We are dedicated to helping smiles in the community and are always looking for ways to participate in local events, health fairs and other outreach programs.
Dental Associates of Northern Virginia Pleased To Announce “Smiles For Hope” Initiative In Partnership With Give Kids The World
A portion of all proceeds from Children’s Sealants and Adult Oral Cancer Screenings in August to go to Charity
Dental Associates of Northern Virginia, with six convenient locations in Northern Virginia, is pleased to announce a partnership with Give Kids The World, one of the most respected Not-for-Profits in the United States, and have named their joint initiative “Smiles for Hope”. Dental Associates of Northern Virginia will be fundraising for Give Kids The World throughout the year in support of its “Smiles for Hope” initiative.
Throughout the month of August, Dental Associates of Northern Virginia will be donating a portion of the proceeds from all Children’s Sealant and Adult Oral Cancer Screening procedures to Give Kids The World. To learn more about this program, or to schedule your child’s sealant procedure or your oral cancer screening procedure to help support this initiative, please call the location nearest you.
“We are thrilled to support the great work being done by Give Kids The World and hope everyone in the area who needs dental work done will schedule it for August in order to help kids with life-threatening illnesses,” said J.P. McGuirk, Dental Associate’s Director of Marketing.
Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions. Children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost- free fantasy vacations, complete with accommodations in whimsical villas, transportation, donated attraction tickets, meals and much more. Since 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 130,000 families from all 50 states and 75 countries. Give Kids The World has been rated one of the best charities in America, and over 93% of their donations go towards helping children with life-threatening illnesses rather than to administrative or fundraising costs. For more information, visit www.givekidstheworld.org.
Dental Associates of Northern Virginia Donates Over 800 Pounds Of Candy To Operation Gratitude
Dental Associates of Northern Virginia, with six convenient locations in Northern Virginia donated over 800 pounds of candy to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to our dedicated troops overseas.
The practices chose to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program to help parents limit the amount of candy their child keeps after Halloween, while also educating them on preventative care for their teeth, and the experience of giving to a great cause to support our troops. The practices also sent hand- written letters and pictures to the troops from the children who donated their Halloween candy.
Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Their mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people.
Dental Associates of Northern Virginia At Alexandria Performs Free Oral Cancer Screenings At Prevent Cancer 5K
Dr. Julia Lokitis and her staff from Dental Associates of Northern Virginia at Alexandria, performed free oral cancer screenings at the Prevent Cancer 5k held at Washington Nationals Baseball Park.
The event was a great success, and the team from Dental Associates of Northern Virginia at Alexandria performed over 250 free oral cancer screenings and gave out over 375 informational packets.
Dr. Lokitis commented, “This event was such a great success, and we are honored to give back to the community and offer these free oral cancer screenings. Oral Cancer is one of the most overlooked and deadly forms of cancer, and we are just happy we could participate in this great event”.