Monday, August 24, 2009

Bringing a smile to a child's face

YRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide and Christina’s Smile Children’s Dental Clinic offered free dental care to needy children Aug. 5 at the YRC, Inc. terminal in Akron. Dr. Garza provided free dental care to children throughout the day.

In Akron, the dental clinic was conducted in conjunction with the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The children were selected and organized by St. Bernard’s Church.

Christina’s Smile Children’s Dental Clinic is a program that delivers dental treatment to disadvantaged children at no charge to them, their parents, or the identifying agencies.

The clinic travels in two 53-foot trailers. Each trailer houses three fully equipped dental suites. Local dentists volunteer to provide dental care to children selected by charitable organizations in each community the clinic visits.

In 2009, 21 Clinics will be conducted to treat more than 2,400 children and provide more than $1,500,000 worth of dentistry to children who might not otherwise receive the care they so desperately need.

YRC, Inc. has supported Christina’s Smile for the past 20 years by moving and maintaining the 53-foot trailers that house the mobile dental clinics free of charge.

No comments: