Thursday, May 16, 2013

What we were able to accomplish with help from our patients..

Hi everyone! If you’ve been paying attention to our Facebook wall, or if you have visited our office recently, then you know that we spent the month of April raising money for the South Carolina Autism Society. On May 4th at the West Columbia Riverwalk, thousands of people gathered to participate in the Midlands Strides for Autism walk. Our team from Davis Orthodontics were right there with them! Thanks to participation from our patients, we were able to raise over $850.00 for the cause. An additional $100.00 in donations was raised from local dentists who partnered with us. That means that between our two locations, 170 patients chose blue bands on their braces to spread Autism Awareness! We are so grateful, and proud of our patients!

Funny Group shot!

The Saturday morning of the event the Davis group gathered at the Riverwalk, in VERY cold weather and harsh wind, wearing our Blue Davis Orthodontics tie-dyed shirts. We had a table at the event where we handed out toothbrushes and pencils to walk participants! So many people showed up to support the cause of Autism awareness! It was very encouraging to see  how many of our Midlands residents care about such an important cause, and were willing to walk for awareness despite the nasty weather. Currently the South Carolina Autism Society is showing that over $32,000.00 was raised from donations. This does not include money from sponsors, and registered event walkers! We are thrilled that we were able to take part in such a great event!

the proud Davis Orthodontic team (including family members with 2 and 4 legs!)

For more information on autism spectrum disorder, autism awareness, or the Strides for Autism, please visit the South Carolina Autism Society website.

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