DCFAC XV – Zion National Park (2012)

  The Weekend of September 29th & 30th 36 Climb for a Cause participants met in Zion National Park to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and challenge ourselves to a grueling day of hiking, all to raise funds for children’s oral health and treatment projects!   [Show thumbnails] “Record attendance and reasonable water levels made for a terrific experience for all Participants.” reports Climb For A Cause and Smile Tree’s executive director Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow. “Owing to Park regulations, our Group had to be divided into Saturday and Sunday Teams.  Both Teams managed to negotiate the 15.7 mile trek, mostly through ankle to thigh deep water, and finish in plenty of time to catch the Park Shuttle back to the Lodge, and a well earned rest.” continues Bobrow. At the Sunday Banquet, Bob Spiel and Aladean Attar were recognized and honored as, respectively, Rookie of The Year  and Distinguished Alumus.  It was also announced that, effective in 2013, the Jeff Baumrucker Memorial Scholarship would offer deserving dental students an opportunity to serve on a CFAC/ST overseas oral health education and treatment project.  The Scholarship is sponsored by Quality Dental Plans.  “We are deeply grateful to QDP for their generous support of this important initiative, which will enhance the dental student’s experience and remind these future dental professionals of the capacity for their chosen career to make a meaningful and positive difference in peoples’ lives.” concluded Bobrow.   SEE MORE IMAGES ON flickr!...

Thirteenth Annual CFAC Announced at Blatchford Solutions’ Dynamo

For Immediate Release: On Friday, September 24th, at the Blatchford Solutions Dynamo Seminar in Oak Brook, IL the long awaited Announcement of the Dentists’ Climb For A Cause 2010 venue was made: Bill Blatchford at the September Dynamo Introducing his Calendar of Events for 2010 Formal Announcement of Next Year’s Venue For the Thirteenth Annual CFAC Event LABOR DAY BEND OREGON CFAC executive director Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow was on hand to welcome everyone and personally thank Bill for his support Stay Tuned For All The Exciting Details, and get ready FOR THE MOST FUN AND ACTION PACKED WEEKEND OF EVENTS IN CLIMB FOR A CAUSE...

Dental industry members Climb for A Cause … and more!

by John Pohl July 30, 2009 For more on this topic, go to www.dentaleconomics.com and search using the following key words: Climb for A Cause, dental health education, dental treatment, disadvantaged, continuing education, Daniel Bobrow, John Pohl. If you read “Climb for A Cause” by Dr. Joe Blaes in last month’s issue of Dental Economics®, you know that Climb for A Cause is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the appeal of the mountains to raise funds and provide services for those in need of dental care. The organization was founded by Daniel A. “Danny” Bobrow, president of American Dental Marketing. In founding and running Climb for A Cause the past 15 years, Danny has been able to simultaneously indulge his three passions: dentistry, the mountains, and giving back. In the process, he has adapted Ben Franklin’s sage advice and made it his own — “Do well by doing good … and having fun.” Each year, Climb for A Cause selects a special venue for an exhilarating Labor Day weekend hike. This year’s selection is a special place indeed — the world-renowned Half Dome in California’s Yosemite Valley. The basic itinerary will be as follows: Friday, Sept. 4: Participants arrive Saturday, Sept. 5: Participants attend dental-related seminars for CE credit and make last-minute preparations for the big event Sunday, Sept. 6: Hike Half Dome in the morning and afternoon (less strenuous activities will also be available for nonhikers), and attend a celebratory dinner that evening Many participants will no doubt opt to take advantage of the spectacular location by staying on in Yosemite for a few more days, or...

Dental Economics on Climb for a Cause

Joe Blaes June 25, 2009 For more on this topic, go to www.dentaleconomics.com and search using the following key words: Climb For a Cause, dental health education, dental treatment, disadvantaged, continuing education, philanthropy, Dr. Joe Blaes. Almost two-and-a-half centuries ago, Benjamin Franklin proffered his famous advice, “Do well by doing good.“ Dr. Franklin would no doubt be pleased to know there is a nonprofit organization that makes it easy for dental practitioners to do just that. In fact, this organization’s motto goes Dr. Franklin one better: “Do well by doing good … and having fun.“ The organization is Climb For a Cause. It was founded in 1994 by Daniel Bobrow, president of American Dental Marketing, a dental practice marketing consulting firm. While his vocation for more than 20 years has been helping dental practices increase their revenues, his avocations include philanthropy and climbing some of the world’s most scenic and challenging mountains. “During my first few years in the industry, I met a few dentists who were also interested in climbing,“ says Bobrow. “It eventually dawned on me that there was a way to combine all three of my passions — dentistry, climbing, and giving back.“ During the past 15 years, Climb For a Cause has organized annual climbing and trekking events that have raised money and other needed resources, making it possible to deliver dental health education and treatment to thousands of disadvantaged people around the world. Climb For a Cause participants typically include dentists, their family members, staff members, and other dental industry representatives. Past events have taken place at such magnificent locations as Oregon’s Mount Hood,...