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Annual Walk for Health working toward fundraising goal

BELTON, Mo., (Apr. 18, 2016) – Cass Community Health Foundation  (CCHF) is nearing its fundraising goal for the 22nd Annual Walk for Health. Friends of the Foundation have raised $39,000 toward their $50,000 goal for the annual walk that will benefit the Cass County Dental Clinic.

The Cass County Dental Clinic is the first and only full-time safety net dental clinic in Cass County with locations in Belton and Harrisonville, Missouri. In 2015, the CCDC treated 2,736 underserved youth in Cass County through 5,735 dental visits and opened a second satellite location in Harrisonville. CCDC serves low-income and uninsured children and adolescents from birth to age 20. Dental services include x-rays, exams, fillings, extractions, pulp therapy, crowns, cleanings, sealants and fluoride varnish.

“The Cass County Dental Clinic benefits greatly from the funds raised at the Annual Walk for Health,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said. “The Foundation is very appreciative of the Cass County community and its willingness to support the dental health of its children.”

The Walk for Health is a four-mile annual walk that begins and ends at the Belton Regional Medical Center campus. The event provides a way for friends, family and co-workers to join together for a day of fun, health and wellness. The day includes a post-walk celebrate complete with food, music, prizes and a community health fair.

Last year’s event welcomed approximately 400 community members and raised more than $44,000 for the Cass County Dental Clinic. This year’s Walk for Health is Saturday, May 7.

“I am excited about the level of support we have received for the Walk for Health this year,” Carrie Gibson, CCHF development coordinator, said. “I encourage everyone to help us meet our fundraising goal and join the community in providing dental services for Cass County youth.”

Support for CCHF also funds scholarships for Cass County high school students pursuing a career in nursing or health care.

To register as a team or individual walker or donate to the 22nd Annual Walk for Health, please call Cass Community Health Foundation at 816-276-4218 or visit walkforhealth2016.kintera.org.