LOVE THAT SMILE
Thank you to all who made our First Ever Virtual Fundraiser a Success!!!
$41,000 Raised from our first ever Virtual Fund Raising Event (so far!!!)....(Click for more...)
Dental Health Arlington held their first annual Love That Smile virtual event on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. at American Airlines CR SMith Museum, which graciously allowed us to use their venue. We were able to have twenty six people in attendance which included our stellar committee, deserving award winners, the amazing crew from SEAM productions and our outstanding photographer.
Our emcee for the evening Kara Sewell, morning news anchor for WFAA Daybreak, did a phenomenal job as emcee and provided an infectious excitement that spotlighted both our auction baskets and super silent auction items. Her enthusiasm and charm also spilled over into the announcement of our raffle drawings. Kara may be a new friend to DHA but we think and hope it is a friendship that will only get better with time!
The two hour event included numerous video commendations from local dentists and community leaders who have supported our programs over the years. Also featured were testimonials from parents, children and school nurses explaining not only what they have learned but also received from our school based program, SMILES. Mayor Jeff Williams even made an appearance! Other highlights included video entertainment from James Munton, renowned DFW magician, and in keeping with our original Casino Night theme, some tips on playing Texas Hold’em.
The live portion of the program included three well deserved awards: Sally Hopper Golden Crown Award – Dan Blumberg, SMILES Volunteer of the Year- Isabel Canales, and Excellence in Dental Hygiene Prophy Trophy- Shannon Upton, RDH. Musical entertainment was provided by the extraordinary duet NGNG who continue to be dedicated supporters of Dental Health Arlington.
We would like to extend a huge shout out to our top sponsors: Dental Directions and Andy and Amy Schoening!
We were able to net $41,000 from our virtual fundraiser which is not only incredible but our best event in the history of DHA! Thank you to EVERYONE involved!
A few of the comments posted on Facebook Live:
“Kara Sewell was so entertaining I wish I was there”
“I really enjoyed the show”
“If a virtual event is this much fun I can’t wait for next years in person”
The program in its entirety is still available for viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUMYknpwfGI&feature=youtu.be We are proud to have logged over 700 views!
If you would like to make a donation to Dental Health Arlington benefitting the low cost dental clinic or school based SMILES program, you can use the provided link. Donations are always accepted and much appreciated!