$10,000+ Raised by NE Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race to Support Local Dental Program

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH—The 2012 Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race, which took place on June 16th on the Mt. Washington Auto Road, brought 1000 dedicated runners together to tackle the Northeast’s highest peak. While it was a stellar day marked by genuine athletic achievement, the benefits will be felt long into the future in the local community, as $10,600 was raised and just donated to the Coos County Family Health Services organization (CCFHS).

“These funds will really help expand the scope of dental services to our patients and community. We rarely get funding for oral healthcare for adults, so this will make a huge difference,” noted Adele Woods, CEO of CCFHS.

The CCFHS serves approximately 15,000 area residents annually. By addressing dental care needs in the clinic rather than in a hospital emergency room it helps the entire community. This community-based organization provides personalized, comprehensive health and dental care and social services to everyone, regardless of economic status.

Northeast Delta Dental has been the primary sponsor of the Mount Washington Road Race since 2001. Since 1995, the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has funded over $45,000 to support the center’s school-based oral health education, fluoride rinse, and preventive dental services. The center’s status as the new beneficiary of the race is a reminder of the Auto Road’s and Northeast Delta Dental’s extensive ties to the region, and to the race’s commitment to the well-being of the larger community.

“Our sponsorship of this event and support of Coos County Family Health Services is all a part of Northeast Delta Dental’s commitment to the dental health and well being of North Country residents. Like the Mt. Washington Auto Road, we pride ourselves in being a part of this community and look forward to our collaborative and beneficial efforts in the future,” said Kathleen Walker, Director, External Affairs.

For more information and complete results of the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race visit the Auto Road online at www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com. For more information about the Coos County Family Health Services organization online: www.coosfamilyhealth.org

Pictured in photo: Howie Wemyss, General Manager of the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Kathleen Walker of Northeast Delta Dental present a check for $10,600 to Robert Pelchat, Adele Woods and Loretta Morrissette, representing Coos County Family Health Services. These funds were raised during the 52nd running of the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race.

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