— Media Alert —
2,000 patients to receive $1 million in free dental care
June 27 and 28 in Green Bay
2014 marks the sixth year for this charitable care event in Wisconsin
KI Center to be transformed into large-scale dental clinic treating adults and children with limited financial resources or otherwise unable to visit a dental office
1,200+ volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants, students and community helpers from
206 cities statewide
WHAT: 6th WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy
WHEN: Patient Care* – Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28
Clinic door opens at 5:30 a.m. both days; approximately 1,000 patients will be treated each day on a first-come, first-served basis until about 5 p.m.
Setup is Thursday, June 26.
*Note: 50 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes to receive care during MOM
WHERE: KI Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay, Wisconsin
Members of the media should enter via the Patient Exit/Special Olympics/Denture door just east of the rotunda on Main Street. Walk north down the hall to the media/legislative check-in table.
Interview and story opportunities:
- “Walk the line” with a public relations escort and interview Mission of Mercy patients waiting in line (some overnight) for the clinic to open.
- See Mission of Mercy in action by touring the clinic floor; interview patients, dentists and other volunteers about this large-scale charitable effort to reduce barriers to oral health care.
- Talk with dental professionals about why charity events like MOM aren’t the final solution to our state’s dental crisis and how dentists, patients and lawmakers working together can improve the oral health – and overall health — of Badger State residents.
CONTACT: Carol S. Weber, APR, WDA Director of Communications and Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org; (cell) 414-315-9321 or 414-755-4108 (office before noon on June 25)
VISIT: WDA Mission of Mercy media room at WDA.org for press releases, high and low-res event photos and MOM logo, spokesperson bios/headshots and more.