Health Care

American Dental Association gives back

Written by Lindsay Tooker

The American Dental Association hosted its annual SmileCon conference in Houston last week, where they celebrated Philanthropy Day through several charitable initiatives.

Each year during SmileCon, attendees participate in charitable activities, learn more about volunteer opportunities, and share their passion for giving back. Philanthropy Day kicked off with a 5K fun run around downtown Houston to support the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program.

Volunteers packed backpacks with nutritious food, oral healthcare products, and educational materials at the Give Kids a Smile Pack & Give Back Event, a collaboration with the Houston Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy Program. This event resulted in more than 1,000 backpacks for local food-insecure children.

The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures team also screened more than 200 children during the event.

For additional information about Philanthropy Day events, contact publishes every week.
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Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.