Our Winter Charity Gala is a student initiative started 9 years ago with the goal of fundraising money for NGO charities that work towards providing dentistry to remote areas in Central and South America, specifically Kindness in Action and Dentistry for All.
Over the years our students have raised over $300,000 impacting hundreds of thousands of individuals.
Recently with the help of Dr. Stevenson a student endowment fund has been created which helps cover some of the costs to students participating in mission trips during their third and fourth year of dentistry. These missions provide valuable learning experiences for our students as well as meaningful improvement in the lives of those they help.
Our goal this year is to raise $80,000
Chair: Jhoyli Labrador-Stacey
Executive Team: Tasha Hou and Jennifer Drever
Fundraising Committee: Evan Mueller , Aaron Fong
Contact us at email@example.com
February 2,2019. Hole’s Events at the Moonflower room inside the ENJOY center in St. Albert.
We are very excited to announce that this year we will be hosting a champagne reception to start followed by dinner with wine on the table. Our main entertainment this year will be The Grand Dueling Piano Show featuring Edmonton’s Sean Sonego!
We will also be hosting a VIP lounge, Raffles, Door Prizes and an amazing Silent Auction!
This is definitely an event you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
About the Charities
Every year we alternate the charity we support and this year we are supporting Dentistry for All.
DFA volunteers donate their time every year to provide dental care and education to those who do not have access to it.
In the last 15 years they have completed 30 missions, treated over 12,000 individuals and performed nearly 30,000 procedures. They have spent nearly 100 weeks treating individuals in some of the most remote and poor communities in the world, where dental care is either non-accessible or simply unaffordable for those who need it most.
Over the years, DFA has formed relationships and partnered with regional development organizations, local NGOs, university programs, dental organizations and supply companies to continue to provide the highest level of care to the people they serve.
Dentistry for All is a non-profit 100% volunteer-run organization. All dental volunteers (students included) cover their own travel costs. Fundraising efforts help cover the costs associated with the necessary equipment and supplies and other expenses related to the trips.
The Winter Charity Ball is a vital fundraiser for the DFA organization. Many of our students have traveled with them on their mission trips and we are extremely fortunate to be given the opportunity to donate our time while gaining valuable skills towards our careers.
Proceeds from Charity Ball will also benefit our Dentistry for Life Campaign.
DENTISTRY FOR LIFE— this is the School of Dentistry’s fundraising campaign that supports initiatives designed to have an impact on the oral health of our community. Funds this year will support:
-STUDENT ENDOWMENT FUND: this fund helps offset the cost incurred by students when volunteering for NGO mission trips (through organizations like DFA).
-ACCESS TO CARE: Boyle McCauley Health Centre Dental Clinic (BMHC) provides much needed access to dental services for those facing barriers to access to care. The increase in demand for care has lead to a partnership between the BMHC, Alberta Health Services, the Metis Nation of Alberta and the University of Alberta school of dentistry to build a new dental clinic to allow for increased services from dental and dental hygiene students.
For more information: please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Dentistry For All Suite 201, 2215 - 33 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2T 1Z9 403-228-0550
Charitable # 89041 6217 RR001
Visit www.dentistryforall.org for more information about DFA’s programs.