Regain Your Smile, Regain Your Life
Organized by: Edan Barshan
EVENT DATE Nov 13, 2016
Universal Dental Plan is raising $31,000 to pay for the dental examinations of over 200 members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, located on Gay Head in Martha’s Vineyard. The Native American tribe currently has limited access to dental care. In order for the tribe members to reach affordable care, they must take a ferry and walk over two miles, which means they often skip regular checkups. “Some tribal members do not go because of the cost, others forgo due to time away from work and the island,” said Tribal Chief, and Acting Health Director F. Ryan Malonson. “Major dental procedures are usually not done.” UDP is raising $31,000 through a campaign called “Regain Your Smile, Regain Your Life!” The goal of the campaign is to pay for each Wampanoag tribe member’s full mouth x-ray, oral exam and cleaning. Our team is taking part in the Spartan Sprint in Fenway Park on November 13th, 2016 and will be raising funds for the Regain Your Smile, Regain Your Life campaign.