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4/1/2016

Raleigh, NC (March 28, 2016) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County received a $2,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation for the Cavity-Free Zone, an oral health education program.
 
The program teaches youth about proper oral hygiene and explores proper homecare techniques. 350 youth from low-income, urban households, nearly three quarters of which qualify for free or reduced priced lunches, are expected to be served.
 
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Delta Dental Foundation to offer Cavity Free Zone to Boys & Girls Clubs members throughout Wake County. With the foundation’s support, we are helping to ensure that kids most in need have access to comprehensive oral health education that will help them grow up healthy and strong,” said Ralph Capps, Boys & Girls Clubs President and CEO.
 
The Delta Dental Foundation focuses on ensuring that children and adults in North Carolina receive high-quality oral health education and dental care. Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County grant is one of 17 grants totaling $40,000 awarded to North Carolina nonprofits providing oral health programs. Grant recipients were selected based on criteria that included the number of at-risk children served, the uniqueness of the program, the level of community involvement in the program and the ability to measure results.
 
“Our foundation is proud to recognize the work being done by Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County,” Delta Dental of North Carolina CEO Curtis Ladig said. “Through programs like Cavity-Free Zone, we can help ensure that more children are educated about the importance of good oral health and its tie to overall health, education and well-being.”
 
About the Delta Dental Foundation
The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina. The foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science, and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. For more information, visit www.deltadentalnc.com.
 
About Delta Dental of North Carolina
Delta Dental of North Carolina is a nonprofit dental service corporation created in 1970 to provide dental benefits throughout the state. Its mission is to improve the oral health of the communities it serves. It does so by providing affordable access to oral health care with the largest network of providers, including two out of every three dentists, in North Carolina.
 
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County
For 50 years, Boys & Girls Clubs has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Since its Articles of Incorporation were signed in 1966, it has expanded to operate seven Clubs across the Wake County Community serving nearly 5,000 children and teens annually. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. Learn more about the positive impact Boys & Girls Clubs are having in our community by visiting www.wakebgc.org.
 

 
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