Elementary School students race for good dental health with NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, the NO. 24 3M Chevrolet SS, 3M ESPE dental products, and Give Kids a Smile program

Gordon’s race team to help drive smiles and dental health through school programs at Haynesfield Elementary and Anderson Elementary in Bristol, TN

Apr 15th, 2015
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Gordon’s race team to help drive smiles and dental health through school programs at Haynesfield Elementary and Anderson Elementary in Bristol, TN

3M has a new team member — NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon — and he’s leading the charge to improve dental health for children in need around the country through 3M ESPE Dental Products, 3M Racing, and the American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation’s Give Kids a Smile program.

The No. 24 3M Chevy SS team will race into two Bristol-area elementary schools (during race week at Bristol Motor Speedway) with fun-filled, high-speed, oral health education events featuring the No. 24 3M Chevy SS team and race car, all designed to help local students get and keep healthy smiles.

WHO: The No. 24 3M Chevy SS race team, 3M ESPE Dental Products, Church and Dwight, and Care Credit will bring the American Dental Association Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program to Bristol elementary schools.

WHAT: More than 800 local students will participate in the Give Kids A Smile oral health education program, which features :
• Host Wendy Venturini from Fox Sports and PRN
• Dr. Ken Rich, pediatric dentist
• The No. 24 3M Chevy SS show car
• Dental health kits for all students
• Games, prizes and more!

WHERE:Morning Program (8 a.m. ET)
Haynesfield Elementary
201 Bluff City Highway
Bristol, TN 37620

Afternoon Program (12:15 p.m. ET and 1:30 p.m. ET)
Anderson Elementary
901 Ninth Street
Bristol, TN 37620

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Media Opportunities: Media will have an opportunity to cover the event and interview dental health leaders about the importance of teaching good dental habits to young children. For more information or to RSVP, contact Debby Robinson at drobinson@vmg1.com or (312) 505-4336.

About the Program:
3M ESPE and the ADA Foundation will partner with NASCAR and the No. 24 3M team to deliver the message to some 10,000 underserved elementary school children in five race markets with fun-filled, high-speed, oral health education events featuring the No. 24 3M Chevy SS team and race car. In addition, it will connect with millions more parents and families through dentist offices, health centers, and national education outreaches. The goals of the program is to eliminate cavities in kids under five and help under-served children learn smart dental health practices that will drive healthy smiles for the rest of their lives. The ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program, now in its 13th year, is an access-to-care program whereby more than 1,500 Give Kids A Smile events will be held throughout the year around the country, providing dental services to approximately 350,000 underserved children.

For more information and smart dental tips, visit www.ada.org/givekidsasmile, www.3MESPE.com, www.2min2x.org, www.MouthHealthy.org and www.Facebook.com/GiveKidsASmile.

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