Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
The California Dental Association Foundation is pleased to announce a significant donation from new sponsor Farmers Insurance, which donated $15,000 to the Foundation in support of its CDA Cares volunteer dental program in San Diego scheduled Dec. 7-8. To date, with the help of 4,559 volunteers, CDA Cares has provided $4.4 million in care to 5,878 patients.
“We are very excited to have such tremendous support from Farmers Insurance for CDA Cares San Diego,” said Don Rollofson, DMD, chair of the CDA Foundation. “Not only do these volunteer events provide dental services and education to Californians who experience barriers to dental care, they also bring the community together in a way that’s truly impacting lives. And it’s great to see how dedicated Farmers Insurance is to doing just that.”
The California Dental Association Foundation hosts the volunteer dental events to provide more than $1 million in dental treatment and education to more than 1,500 patients at each event. In addition to relieving pain and infection, CDA Cares educates the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net, including programs to improve the oral health of Californians.
“On behalf of the thousands of Farmers Insurance agents and employees locally and across California, we are proud to partner with and sponsor CDA Cares San Diego,” said Farmers Insurance CEO Jeff Dailey. “As title sponsor of the annual PGA TOUR event, the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, we are passionately committed to the Southern California region and the event's charitable recipients. Our partnership with CDA Cares San Diego deepens our overall commitment to help improve people’s lives.”
Farmers Insurance is a leading multi-lines insurer in California and across the U.S., insuring more than 10 million households.
About the California Dental Association Foundation
The CDA Foundation was formed as the philanthropic affiliate of the California Dental Association in 2001 with the mission to improve the oral health of Californians by supporting the dental health profession and its efforts to increase access to care for the state’s most vulnerable people. The CDA Foundation works with experts in the dental profession, private business, academic institutions and government to produce programs that increase access to care; promote prevention, education and intervention; advance health policy research; and build a sustainable oral health workforce.
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