DCFAC XXI – Mt. Garibaldi Provincial Park (2018)

SUCCESS! Climb For A Cause smashes previous attendance record and raises over $120,000 in support of oral health education and treatment AND Relief For Syrian Refugees! Climbing Event – Galleries   Gallery – Climbing Event Gallery – Pre Hike Gallery – Post Climb Celebratory Dinner Dental Charity Reaches Multiple Milestone Chicago, IL Just before daybreak on a cool rainy morning near Squamish, British Columbia, 72 Americans convened in Garibaldi Provincial Park and began an 18 mile round trip, 4,000 foot ascent along that’s park’s famed Panorama Ridge Trail. Each year since 1998 Climb For A Cause (CFAC) has organized events intended to challenge, not only participants’ physical stamina, but also their commitment to making a positive difference in peoples’ lives. 2018 marked CFAC’s 21st annual event, and its first international venue.  The charity raises funds, recruits volunteers, and in other ways supports oral health and education projects in developing countries around the world. This year’s Event was also special. For the first time in its history CFAC invited another charitable organization to accompany it to support its objective.CFAC Board Member Ala Dean Attar, a dentist practicing in Libertyville, IL helped connect the two Foundations. “Ala is one of the most giving people I know, and am indeed fortunate and grateful to have him as a friend, and for his longtime support of our efforts.” Says CFAC executive director and AIM Dental Marketing president Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow. “That giving spirit runs deep in his family. His brother Sam quite literally puts his life on the line as part the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).  SAMS is a global medical...

DCFAC XX – Mt. Timpanogos (2017)

SUCCESS! The 20th Annual Climb For a Cause Team Reaches The Summit of Mt. Timpanogos! On September 17, the Climb For A Cause Team reached at the top of Mt. Timpanogos making this our twentieth consecutive successful CFAC Event. Thanks to all for your tenacity and generosity! Three Summiteers proudly display the Climb For A Cause Banner atop Mt. Timpanogos!  Climbing Event – Galleries   Gallery – “Old Timer’s, New Climber’s” Kick off Dinner   Gallery – River Rafting, Pre Hike Briefing & Barbecue Gallery – Climbing Event Gallery – Post Climb Celebratory...

North Conway Dentist To Climb For A Cause

This article previously ran in the Conway Daily Sun. On Sept. 17, North Conway dentist Jeff Yelle, DDS, will attempt a one-day ascent of Mount Timpanogos in Utah’s Provo Valley. Timpanogos rises to 11,752 feet above sea level, making it the second-highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Range. Dr. Yelle and his practice, Eastern Slope Dental, are supporting the Dentists’ Climb For A Cause Foundation’s free oral health education and treatment projects in Guatemala, Nepal and Northern India. “We’re deeply touched and inspired by the generosity that Jeff and other dentists from across the nation are demonstrating by committing to this endeavor,” says Daniel A. Bobrow, executive director of Dentists Climb For A Cause, a non-profit charitable organization that provides dental care to children in need. “Such acts are a testament to Jeff’s and his team’s commitment to the health and well-being of people in North Conway and across the globe,” he continued. “While we believe charity begins at home, it should never end there.” Says Dr. Yelle, 36, who with his family recently relocated to North Conway: “I have always believed in living a life for others. I am fortunate enough to have a skill set that allows me to give back. There is such a need around the world when it comes to oral health, and the work that Climb for Cause does is invaluable. I am grateful I can help.” While participants have diverse backgrounds and hail from different parts of North America, they all share a common purpose: to help children who have never had dental care nor been taught how to care for their dental...

DCFAC XIX – Mt. Charleston (2016)

SUCCESS! The 19th Annual Climb For a Cause Team Reaches The Summit of Mt. Charleston! October 2rd, 2016 On October 2, the intrepid Climb For A Cause Team of over forty strong battled unusually high winds, lower than normal temperatures, (and even a forest fire) persisted until it reached the nearly 12,000 foot summit! Everyone showed up with The Right Stuff, making this our nineteenth consecutive successful CFAC Event. Thanks to all for your tenacity and generosity! [Show thumbnails] Gallery – The Summit of Mt. Charleston   Post Climb Celebrations Christi Niehans awarded Climb For A Cause Distinguished Alumna Award Since 2010, Ms. Niehans, an attorney with Gunderson Dettmer, has consistently set the standard in terms of speed and efficiency, in completing CFAC Annual Events. “Her fitness and tenacity (and the fact she is always waiting at the summit with homemade cookies), make her a welcome part of the CFAC-SmileTree Team, and an easy selection as 2016 Distinguished Alumna.” says CFAC Executive Director Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow. [Show thumbnails] Gallery –...

Clinic in Siem Riep, Cambodia

SmileTree just received this dispatch from “Branch Officer” David Fireberg, DDS of http://www.firebergdental.com/, who is currently serving at our Clinic in Siem Riep, Cambodia.     Many thanks for your generous support and for being away from your family during Thanksgiving to do...