BENEFITING: DOOR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: May 02, 2015
Gretchen Schmelzer wrote -
So I’m doing it! The Door County Half Marathon is quickly approaching. Up until yesterday, I was unsure if my hamstring injury would allow me to continue, but after yesterday’s run it’s a go.
Why? I am running to raise funds for the non-profit Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic which provides oral health care to the youth who cannot afford treatment. As a teacher I have witnessed the pain a child has to endure when their teeth are full of decay, when they are ostracized by their peers due to the odor caused by infection, when the throbbing pain in their mouth make it impossible for them to learn. I have witnessed a student push on their back molars long enough to dislodge them and spit out the pieces to relieve his own pain. This is the reality for some students who have limited funding and lack of family dental hygiene.
I have witnessed students' lives change who received treatment at MDCMC. Please help and donate now and make a difference in the life of a child.