Cary Family Dental Supports Local Domestic Violence Non-Profit Through Smiles For Life Campaign
Wake County organization to receive half of monies raised during annual four-month fundraising event
CARY, NC – March 25, 2009 – Dr. Allan Acton and Cary Family Dental have selected Interact to receive 50 percent of the funds they will raise during the Crown Council’s Smiles for Life campaign. This is the fourth consecutive year that Dr. Acton and his Cary dental practice have participated in this event, which begins in March and lasts through June. Since joining the campaign, Dr. Acton and Cary Family Dental have raised over $32,000. This year, the practice hopes to raise $20,000.
During the four-month campaign, Crown Council members offer teeth whitening services at a significantly reduced price. Through a unique partnership with legendary entertainer Garth Brooks and his Teammates For Kids Foundation, Smiles for Life guarantees that half of the money raised by Crown Council members goes to children’s charities in communities across North America.
“The teeth whitening procedure is quick and painless, with excellent results,” explains Dr. Acton, a Crown Council dentist. “Most importantly, a few minutes in the chair can make an incredible impact on someone right here in Wake County who desperately needs our help and support.”
Interact was formed in the 1980’s by the merger of three Wake County agencies: Rape Crisis Center, Women’s Aid, and Child Abuse Prevention Services. The resulting agency was known as The Family Violence and Prevention Center, Inc. and became known as Interact in 1984. Interact is the only confidential domestic violence prevention program serving Wake County’s twelve municipalities and fulfills this mission through the support of its volunteers and community. Interact Executive Director, Adam Hartzell, is thankful for the generosity shown by Dr. Acton and his team and says that any amount received will be appreciated.
“We’re grateful for the support of businesses like Cary Family Dental,” says Hartzell. “A majority of our funds are received through donations, which is why contributions from companies and individuals are vital in ensuring that we remain a resource for those greatly in need.”
The Smiles for Life Foundation is the children’s charity organization of the Crown Council, an organization of leading-edge dentists throughout North America. The Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation has raised more than $22 million since 1998 and have benefited nearly 500 children’s charities across North America. The team at Cary Family Dental have an extra incentive in meeting their $20,000 goal this year.
“I promised I would shave my head,” says Dr. Acton. “Although I love my hair, I would love to be able to give $10,000 to Interact even more.”
For more information on how to contribute to Cary Family Dental’s Smiles for Life campaign, or to chart the practice’s fundraising progress, visit www.carydental.com/smilesforlife or call 919-371-4428.
About Cary Family Dental
Cary Family Dental is located near the corner of Kilmayne Drive and Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, NC and provides a trusted tradition of personalized, comfortable, and affordable care. Dr. Allan Acton has trained extensively and offers comprehensive cosmetic and family dental care in Invisalign, veneers, implants, dentures, emergency care, fillings, crowns, root canals and periodontal therapy. Dr. Acton was voted Best Cosmetic Dentist in western Wake County by Cary Magazine in 2008 and 2009. Cary Family Dental serves families in Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Morrisville, and the surrounding areas. For more information, call 919-371-4428 or visit www.carydental.com.
Interact is a private, nonprofit United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Interact’s new Family Safety and Empowerment Center brings together nine other community agencies to provide wrap-around services for victims and survivors of violence and abuse. Interact provides two 24-hour crisis lines, group and individual counseling, bilingual counseling, specialized children’s counseling, case management, court and hospital advocacy, professional training, and a full curriculum of violence prevention in the Wake County schools. Interact also operates Wake County’s only confidential residential program for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Visit Interact at www.interactofwake.org.
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