EVERY YEAR AS SPRING APPROACHES, Dr. Sanderson and his team look forward to participating in the Smiles For Life fundraising campaign.
Dr. Sanderson And Team Help Sight Savers America Help Children
This year, Dr. Sanderson has selected Sight Savers America as his local charity partner.
Sight Savers America operates three programs dedicated to improving children’s health and vision. The first is KidCheck Plus which provides head to toe health screenings in public schools for over 22,000 children annually. The second is Children’s Eye Care Network which offers vision screenings for 27,000 children annually. The third program is the ‘I Can See Now’ Low Vision Services. Funds raised by Dr. Sanderson and his team will go towards the ‘I Can See Now’ program.
A Very Real Need In Alabama
There are over 1,000 children in Alabama aged 0-17 with disabling loss of vision and 264 of those children live in the central Alabama area. The ‘I Can See Now’ program has provided life-changing technology for 189 of these children. The quality of life for many of these children is greatly hindered simply because their family is unable to purchase vision aids that are not covered by medical insurance.
By placing this technology directly into a child’s home, these children are able to dramatically improve their ability to read, write, complete their homework, and groom themselves on their own. ‘I Can See Now’ is the only statewide program in the country that is providing high tech vision aids in the homes of children with severe vision impairment at no cost to the families.
Dr. Sanderson And Team Are Long-Time Smiles For Life Supporters
Dr. Sanderson has participated in the Smiles For Life campaign since it began 15 years ago. He is committed to improving the lives of children in his community and throughout the world and believes that Smile For Life is a great way to get the community involved in these efforts. As an additional incentive, each teeth whitening patient at Dr. Sanderson’s practice, Laser Assisted Comprehensive Dentistry, enjoys their smile brightening procedure at a discounted rate.
Liz Edwards, Director of Development at Sight Savers America said, “We are committed to children’s health and vision and to the families we serve. We appreciate Dr. Sanderson’s interest and commitment to helping Sight Savers America help children in our local community.”
March through June, hundreds of Smiles For Life dental practices professionally whiten teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their communities and around the world. The participating dentists are Crown Council members—an alliance of leading-edge dental teams committed to charitable work. Dr. Sanderson and his team donate their time and Philips Oral Healthcare (makers of ZOOM! teeth whitening and BriteSmile trays) donates all of the teeth whitening supplies. Together, they offer professional teeth whitening services with 100% of the proceeds going to the foundation to help kids’ charities.
Fifty percent of the proceeds are donated to each dental practice’s local charity partner of their choice, and the balance goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation to be distributed to worthy and approved children’s charities worldwide.
Big Thanks To Dr. Sanderson And Team!
Sight Savers America is excited about the partnership with Laser Assisted Comprehensive Dentistry and hopes that members of the community will participate in the Smiles For Life campaign.