“I am excited and happy to be providing these services to individuals who could not other wise afford them” said Ms. Ergus who is volunteering her time to this program. “I am doing so in honour of my nephew Julian Weekes, who was killed in April 2016, Oral Health month, before he had the opportunity to reach his greatest potential” added Ms. Ergus. Julian Weekes was twenty-seven year old young man who at an early age lived in a low-income area where he was exposed to drugs and gangs that influenced his life in a damaging way. Julian’s desire to change his life in a positive way was cut short on April 2, 2016. The Dental Education and Assessment Dental Clinic at Caldwell hopes to facilitate access to oral health services for children, youth and families of low-income status so they can understand the connections and importance of oral health and overall health. In addition, children and youth will be able to practice healthier habits and make decisions that will help them achieve their highest potential despite the circumstances of their environment. Individuals will be able to have a sense of pride and self-esteem that will help them be leaders of their lives.
“We are extremely grateful to the Sparkle Dental Charity Ball, Canadian Dental Charity Foundation and Karen for making these services available to our clients and families”, said Marilyn Matheson, Executive Director of the Caldwell Family Centre. To receive these free services please call for an appointments at 613-716-2304.
The 2017 Sparkle Dental Charity Ball will be held on April 29, 2017 at the Infinity Convention Centre for more information please visit the following: www.dentalcharityball.ca
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