500Miles4Smiles

500Miles4Smiles

Christina's story

This began as a personal challenge for Christina, walking 20 miles a day over the course of National Smile Month. She then wanted to expand on the idea and “500 miles for 500 smiles” was born. Christina feels passionately about improving the oral health and well-being of her community, widening the access of care for everyone.                                                                                                      

The idea for walking 500 miles is a collaboration of minds with Sarah Murray, a colleague and close friend of Christina’s. In her own words, Sarah said: “As you may well know, Christina and I are involved in an exciting venture next year during National Smile Month. This will involve Christina walking 500 Miles from her first dental practice in Kirriemuir in Scotland to Dental Health Spa in Brighton. I will be the ‘road crew’ and supporting our ‘practice partners’ within General Dental Practices along the route walk. We hope that this will be a national event bringing together everyone from the industry to promote our single aim – improving oral health.”

This event is an opportunity to raise awareness on a much broader scale including; health benefits of a healthy mouth, mouth cancer, highlight issues such as HPV virus, diabetes and heart disease, as well as addressing the self-esteem of people suffering with dental anxiety.

The walk will start on Monday 19 May 2014 at Kirriemuir, meandering along the east coast through Edinburgh and York, amongst others. On Thursday 19 June, 500 miles later in Brighton, the walk will finish.

Whether you’re here to get sponsored by someone, or simply make a donation, you really are about to do something very special. Whatever you give will help to make a real difference to people who suffer from oral diseases all around the UK. Your help and dedication to helping us raising money is so warmly received. Text SMLE54 £10 to 70070 to sponsor the event by text message.

More information on the website, please visit - http://www.500miles4smiles.org


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