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JAMAICA DIFFERENCE!

Organized by: Lauren Frisch

Lauren's Photo
Lauren's Photo

THE STORY:

In 2011 Jamaica built its first dental school, at which time 2/3 of citizens had visible tooth decay, only 10-15% of Jamaicans had access to private dental care, and only 10% of children and 0.1% of adults were able to have one trip per year to the dentist. There are only 8 dentists per 100,000 individuals on the island, and there is a heavy dependence on foreign aid for healthcare. The 1000 Smiles program by Great Shape, Inc. provides sustainable clinical care to over 20,000 Jamaicans each year, with over 350 volunteers year-round. I am so proud to be one of these volunteers, and am looking forward to helping to provide care to the people of Jamaica!

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Dental-care-revolution-Big-gap-in-dental-care--say-doctors_8326152
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Jamaica.aspx
http://www.gsjamaica.org/1000smiles.html

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To This Fundraiser

$1,325

 

66% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Marjorie Frisch

     

  • Matt Frisch

    $250

  • Wendy Frisch

     

  • Robin Frisch-Gleason

     

  • Debbi and Manny Frisch

    $500

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Organized by

Lauren Frisch

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Donor Comments

Debbi and Manny Frisch

Debbi and Manny Frisch

DONATION: $500

Lauren, we are so proud of all of your efforts! 2 years ago

Robin Frisch-Gleason

Robin Frisch-Gleason

I am so proud of you for your efforts to help others! 2 years ago

Wendy Frisch

Wendy Frisch

2 years ago

Matt Frisch

Matt Frisch

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Marjorie Frisch

Marjorie Frisch

Very nice! 2 years ago

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