Dental office walks for oral cancer

Dr. Brayer’s dental office walks a 5K for oral cancer

Here is most of our Creating Smiles Dentistry team. Two more participants are not pictured though. 

Dr. Brayer sponsored the whole office as well as our families so we could support the Save The Face Race 5K for oral cancer awareness. We picked up our race packets a couple of days before in anticipation. The shirts are cute, but most of us wore our office t-shirts.

This race was special for us because we diagnosed oral cancer in one of our patients. He is now an oral cancer survivor! He and his wife came to support the cause too of course. Dr. Brayer walked ahead of us with them and they had a wonderful conversation on their long walk on the beach. We walked north on Pass-A-Grille towards the Don Caesar then turned to come back to complete the 5K.

There were many participants. Some of us had planned on using strollers, but then we found out it was on the actual beach. Some still braved the strollers since our kids are so young.

It was a beautiful warm morning that turned fairly hot since we were slow walkers. The scenery and cause made it worth it.

We have such a good dental team

and we love our patients too.

 

I do believe we were some of the last to cross the finish line, but we were in no rush.

We got back to the set up for ice water and donuts. Don’t worry, we brushed their teeth afterwards!

Our pregnant hygienist walked the 3+ miles with her 3 boys. It is exactly one month before her due date. We’re having a guessing game at the office to guess her actual delivery date and time. This is her 4th pregnancy here with us, we have seen her family grow through the years! The closest guess wins some Periosciences antioxidant infused dental gel. Come in and play!

Jessica won one of the raffle items, the Melting Pot basket!
The race was put together really well, we loved that it was on the beach. A lot of money was raised for the Oral Cancer Foundation and we are glad we could support Oral Cancer Awareness Month this first Saturday of April. We actually stayed after the race and went and had Tiffany’s baby shower right there on the beach at Paradise Grill. We’ll blog about that soon.

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