Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 09 September 2010 14:20
Trident & Actor Chris O'Donnell Team Up to Donate to Smiles Across America
Hi– Just a quick email to see if you might be interested in something cool Trident is doing next week-- From September 13 – September 19 Trident is donating five cents from every pack of Trident gum sold in the US to Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America (SAA) program-- a non-profit organization that provides dental services to children in need. (Please see the press release below and let me know if I can get you photos of Chris O’Donnell at the launch of the campaign.)
· Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America
· It affects nearly half of second graders and almost eighty percent of seventeen year-olds
· Over 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related problems
· 100-million-plus Americans lack dental insurance
About the Partnership
The partnership between Trident and SAA is part of a three-year, multi-million dollar commitment that is providing funding from Trident to SAA to help further their mission of providing dental services to children in underprivileged areas. This year’s donation is capped at $600,000, however Trident has already provided more than $1 million to the cause.
Why It’s Important to Trident
Protecting smiles has always been important to Trident. SAA provides a very important service to communities across the country and therefore, the partnership is a natural fit.