Smilent Auction Proceeds to Benefit Charity that Provides
Free Orthodontic Treatment to Underserved Kids
January 13, 2015, ORANGE, Calif. – Ormco™ Corporation, a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced orthodontic technology and services, today announced that it will host its fifth annual Forum fundraiser to benefit the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation (S4L), in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, February 20th 2015. Taking place at Ormco’s 14th Annual Forum, the world’s largest privately-sponsored orthodontic conference, the Smile for a Lifetime Charity Event will feature a Smilent & live auction, photo booth, dinner, dancing, karaoke and more.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Ormco once again to raise needed funds that will directly assist in the betterment of children’s lives throughout the U.S and Canada,” said Ronald Redmond, national board president of S4L. “In the past four years, Ormco has helped our chapters serve over 3,000 young people who have provided over $17 million in orthodontic services to children across North America. This year, we hope to raise an additional $100,000 and gift more smiles in 2015 than ever before.”
Participants in the Smilent Auction will help fund S4L’s core mission to provide free, quality orthodontic care to underserved children with financial challenges. Some of the great donated items that will be auctioned include a Machu Picchu adventure, Tom Watson golf memorabilia, a Bloomingdale’s shopping spree, educational software and more.
To get a jumpstart on the bidding process, Forum attendees can pre-register for the Smilent Auction at www.bidpal.net/smile. All pre-registrants will be entered into a drawing for a four pack of theme park tickets courtesy of Park Hopper. In addition, attendees to the event will have the chance to win tickets to The 2016 Professional Football Championship Game in San Francisco. Tickets for the drawing will be offered for $100.00 or in limited packs of three for $250.00.
“The Forum fundraiser has become a cherished staple of our annual conference and thanks to the generous support of Forum attendees over the past four years, Ormco has raised more than $275,000 for Smile for a Lifetime,” said Patrik Eriksson, president of Ormco. “As we enter our fifth year hosting this very special event, we are more excited than ever to support a cause that empowers deserving youth in such a meaningful way for the rest of their lives.”
As primary sponsor of S4L, Ormco provides free brackets and wires to the orthodontists who treat S4L scholarship recipients. In addition to hosting fundraising events, the company has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in products.
For more information about this year’s Smile for a Lifetime Charity Event, please visit forum.ormco.com/networking.php. Get the latest updates on Forum and other company news by connecting with Ormco on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/myormco and @Ormco.
About Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
The mission of Smile for a Lifetime Foundation (S4L) is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in their communities in a dramatic way. The gift of a smile can do all this for a deserving, underserved individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and their community. During treatment, many S4L local chapters also encourage scholarship recipients to participate in community service through a “pay it forward” program inspiring young people to participate in lifelong giving.
For over 50 years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to manufacture innovative products and solutions to enhance the lives of its customers and their patients. Distinguished products range from legacy twin brackets Titanium Orthos™ and Mini-Twin™ to self-ligating appliances with the Damon™ System and Damon™ Clear. Ormco™ Custom, an end-to-end digital suite of products and services, is a solution offered to give clinicians the benefits of both personalization and profitability. Ormco Custom includes Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™, Lythos™ Digital Impressions System and the integration of AOA Lab services. From personalized service to worldwide continuing education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives. For more information, visit the Ormco website.
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