Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia
2013 Silent Auction Fund Raiser Another Success!
Congratulations to Ms. Gayle Faigan and her team of volunteers for another successful fund raiser!
The TODS 9th annual fundraiser 2013 recipient – Save A Smile!
Delegates who made a donation were eligible for a gift from our WALL of WINE, or they could bid on a fabulous CULINARY EVENING or a LIFE EXPERIENCE package.
Through Generous Sponsorship
Scotiabank Is Once Again The
Exclusive Sponsor For The
2013 TODS Meeting Fund Raiser!
2013 TODS Meeting Silent Auction – A Huge Success!
Our 2013 recipient, Save A Smile Foundation, wishes to extend its most sincere appreciation and thanks to Ms. Gayle Faigan and her team, who worked very hard to pull together a fantastic Silent Auction! The Silent Auction raised almost $10,550 plus a very generous donation of $5000 from Scotiabank! This pushed the total raised to $15,550!! Congratulations Gayle!
Since 1991, the British Columbia Dental Association’s Save a Smile (SAS) program has been supporting BC children in need of urgent dental care. SAS is a community-based direct care program that works in partnership with dental public health staff across BC to ensure that children without access to public or private dental plan coverage receive the dental care they urgently need. In addition to providing urgent treatment through private practice dentists, dental public health staff provide parent education to prevent dental problems from recurring.
Healthy smiles, happier kids Dental disease has a tremendous impact on children. Untreated problems can cause pain; interfere with sleep; affect concentration and attendance at school; influence nutrition; and create barriers to socialization. Through the SAS program the care needs of nearly 1,400 children have been met.
100% of all funds raised for SAS are directed to patient care Meeting children’s dental care needs would not be possible without the generosity of BC dentists and corporate supporters. Net proceeds from the Toothfairy Gala are the main source of funding for SAS. This event along with annual contributions from BC dentists augment the Alec Gunning Save a Smile Endowment Fund which was established by the estate of Dr. Alec Gunning – a Victoria dentist who believed strongly in early dental care for young children. Through Dr. Gunning’s legacy and the ongoing contributions of supporters, SAS continues to ensure that BC children have the dental care they require to be healthy and feel confident.