Thursday, November 19, 2009

November Headline: Halloween Candy Exchange!

On November 2nd, we held a candy exchange in our office. This allowed families in the community to bring the excess Halloween candy that they had collected a couple of days before and leave it in our office to be sent to the troops. A giant card was made and each child signed their name. The card was then sent to the troops along with the candy. Two hundred forty-two families presented us with over 950 pounds of candy! This was the most candy collected at any of the three candy exchange sites in Kansas City!

The event not only collected candy for the troops but money was donated to the Smiles Change Lives Program. Smiles Change Lives is a non-profit organization that provides orthodontic treatment to kids from low-income families in the community. We treat some of the Smiles Change Lives children of Kansas City in our practice. It is always a joy to see their smiles transformed along with their personalities. You can learn more about this program at

This is the 2nd year that we have participated in the candy exchange with amazing success. We have had some fantastic testimonials. We are honored to be able to participate in such a wonderful program with such wonderful children.

We also gave away prizes and fun children’s items to all who participated. We had a raffle drawing for 2 AMC movie passes and an AMC gift card. Congratulations to Ben and Connor, the winners of the drawing! Thank you to all who participated. It was a great success!

Dr. Hechler

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Candy Exchange!

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Thanks to all who helped participate in our annual candy exchange.  With your help we collected over 950 pounds of candy for our troops! 

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