Walk for Health raises $47,000 for Cass County Dental Clinic

BELTON, Mo., (May  9, 2016) – Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) hosted another successful Walk for Health Saturday, May 7. More than 300 community members helped raise a net income of nearly $47,000 for the Cass County Dental Clinic.

Participants of the 22nd Annual Walk for Health were asked to collect pledges to benefit the dental clinics in Belton and Harrisonville. The Clinic is the only safety net dental clinic in Cass County serving low-income youth.

“The Cass County Dental Clinic serves thousands of children in the county and we are grateful to area civic clubs, banks, schools, hospitals and businesses willing to contribute to our cause,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said. 

Top fundraising teams include Belton Regional Medical Center, Scott Elementary from the Belton School District and Cass County Dental Clinic.

The annual Walk for Health consists of a four-mile walk that begins and ends at Belton Regional Medical Center. The walk is followed by a health fair, sponsored by Belton Regional Medical Center, and celebration, sponsored by Cosentino’s Price Chopper, with food, music and children’s activities.

“I was very impressed with the turnout at this year’s’ walk,” Carrie Gibson, CCHF development coordinator, said. “Thanks to our friends in Cass County, we raised nearly $47,000 for the dental clinic. Not only is this level of community support important to the dental health of our children, but it made for a fun and exciting day.”

Call 816-276-4218 for more information about CCHF and the Cass County Dental Clinic.