Washington, DC, July 06, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Fairlington Dental, one again, showed its commitment to area residents and children with cancer, by help The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation raise over $85,000 this May at its annual Walk and Family Festival. Once again, Fairlington Dental financially supported the Foundation and participated in its annual Walk. All proceeds raised during the event go to address the psychological, emotional and social support needs for children with cancer and their families.
This is not the first time that Fairlington Dental has stepped up and supported the needs of children with Cancer. Fairlington Dental has for several years been a strong supporter of the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation. For several years now, Fairlington Dental has participated in the organization’s annual post-Halloween candy drive, which collects excess Halloween candy for distribution to local hospitals and organizations in the greater Washington, DC area. This past year’s drive netted over 7,000 pounds of candy.
Fairlington Dental also supports the foundation by donating hundreds of items to the organization’s annual Spring Item drive, which collects toiletries, shampoo, soap and of course toothbrushes and toothpaste to donate to local hospitals, so that parents that find themselves unexpectedly having to admit their children to the hospital overnight, are supplied with these items. The items are used to stock a snack and item cart at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Fairlington Dental has been a part of the Fairlington Community since 1989. Since they opened their doors, Fairlington Dental has been providing the same level of care that they would to their own families in a comfortable, inviting setting. They are passionate about dentistry and customer service and it shows! Dr. Michael Rogers is consistently ranked as a Top Dentist in Arlington VA and the Washington DC Metro Area, and is proud to have been selected as a Top Dentist among his peers and most importantly by his patients.
Chairman and President of the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Victoria Sardi-Brown said, “Having an organization like Fairlington Dental consistently supporting our initiatives and programs, means we do a lot more both in the Washington, DC area as well as nationally. It brings great comfort that we can call on Fairlington Dental for help, and they always say yes, please let us help!”
The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation spearheaded an effort to create and implement Standards of Care to ensure patients and families have access to a minimum level of psychosocial care from the time of diagnosis, through survivorship, or end of life and bereavement care. “We learned firsthand during Mattie’s treatment and end of life that childhood cancer is not just about the medicine! Children and their families need appropriate support as a complement to the medical care provided, so having a standard of psychosocial care not only makes sense, but it is essential!" said Peter Brown, Co-Founder of the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation.
The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity based founded in the memory of Matthew Brown who died from Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in 2009 at the tender age of seven. The Foundation’s mission is to address the psychosocial needs of children with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.mattiemiracle.com