Dr. Razdolsky and the Forever Smiles family loves kids and it doesn’t get any better than supporting healthy lifestyles and the local community. In fact, our commitment to promoting and supporting school programs that enrich the lives and health of our kids is what our mission is all about!
Saturday, May 21 the Forever Smiles team gathered at Lincolnshire-Prairie View School to support the 2016 Run for D103. The 5k Run/Walk and community-school district event is a fundraiser to finance outdoor recreational needs in District 103. Over the past four years, they have funded approximately $100,000 to district schools for playgrounds, recreational fields, programs and equipment that serve to promote healthy activities for children.
Last years’ event drew more than 800 participants and annual Run for D103 events are instrumental in offering opportunities for the students to engage in fitness activities during gym, recess, after-school activities, and other sporting events. That’s healthy and fun!
In addition to sponsorship of the event, Forever Smiles team members participated in the run/walk, as well as hosted a tent and awarded prize drawings of Anna Razdolsky’s new book “The Smile Team” to participants.
“At Forever Smiles, we stress the importance of early detection of oral health issues and education for a child’s wellbeing,” said Dr. Razdolsky. “That’s why we support school programs that provide children the resources and education that promote healthy lifestyle habits that can last a lifetime.”
“Anna’s book is the perfect way to help spread the word to kids and their families about the benefits of good oral health and how it helps maintain a beautiful smile,” Dr. Razdolsky added.
Similar events and programs are a common occurrence for Dr. Razdolsky and the Forever Smiles Team. Throughout the year, the team can be found participating, hosting and supporting local and area events in effort to foster programs that can benefit a healthier way of living and growing. Events like the Oral Cancer Foundation’s Walk/Run for Awareness in May, and the Art Studio Artishock art contest earlier this month are great opportunities to reach out to the community in this endeavor.
“We are always looking for a way to reach out to our community and share in healthy activities,” said Dr. Razdolsky. “Clearly those who participate in run/walk events already understand the benefits of doing healthy things. Our participation just reminds them of one of the most important things they can and should do.”
Oral health is one of the most under-appreciated aspects of overall health and is really more important than just brushing your teeth. According to Mayo Clinic, in addition to oral infections such as gum disease and tooth decay, oral health can be linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even premature birth and low birth weight in pregnant women.
“We strive to make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Razdolsky. Education and awareness about good oral health is not just our business, we’ve made it our mission.”
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