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,...

Climb for a Cause dental charity plans 12th annual expedition

January 9, 2009 CHICAGO, Illinois–Climb for a Cause, a nonprofit dental charity dedicated to providing donated dental services, volunteer dentistry, oral health education, and supporting dental missions for economically disadvantaged citizens worldwide, has announced that its 12th annual fundraising event will take place Sept. 6, 2009 at California’s scenic Yosemite Valley. Dental professionals including clinicians, office staff, dental manufacturers and consultants, and media from across the nation will assemble a to pledge their support for volunteer dentistry by attempting a one-day ascent/descent of the famous Half Dome, via the Cable Route. While not a technically difficult climb, the 16-mile round trip makes it a challenge. Funds raised from this year’s hike will support the CFAC Dental Education and Treatment Projects in Guatemala and Cambodia, as well as other domestic oral health causes. Part of CFAC’s proceeds may also be allocated to oral cancer research. “Our goal for 2009 is to adequately enlist and equip local and visiting dental professionals and volunteers to provide preventive and restorative dental care and education to the underserved citizens of Guatemala, Cambodia, and, of course, the United States,” said Daniel Bobrow, executive director for Climb for a Cause. “To meet this challenge, our goal is to raise $100,000.” Bobrow continued, “Because this is a hike, not a climb, no prior experience is required and we’d like to encourage all people, regardless of age or experience, to participate in this rewarding experience, which is philanthropic dentistry at its most exciting.” CFAC is seeking participation and sponsorship from dental practices, consultants, manufacturers, and other members of the profession. Participants in this year’s CFAC event will receive:...