Children's Volunteer Health Network has named the treatment room in its CVHN Dental Clinic in honor of the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.
DCWAF awarded CVHN $179,000 in 2012 and a total of $395,000 since 2008. The funds have been utilized to support two of CVHN's major programs, the CVHN Dental Clinic and the "Just for Grins" Mobile Dental Clinic', and other projects that help local uninsured and underinsured children gain access to medical, dental and mental health care services.
"CVHN's partnership with DCWAF has been tremendous," said Zach Billingsley, CVHN's executive director. "The financial support provided by DCWAF has allowed our Mobile Dental Clinic, 'Just for Grins,' to treat more than 2,000 children and has provided critical funding needed for repairs."
It has also facilitated the new stand-alone CVHN Dental Clinic in treating more than 200 kids in its first year open. "This support is not only cleaning and repairing teeth; it is taking pain away and giving these kids a reason to smile again."
"Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is proud to be associated with CVHN," said John Russell, president of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. "We believe they are doing critical work for children who would otherwise have no hope of having their dental issues addressed. What can be more fulfilling than giving a child their smile back while relieving them of the pain of poor dental health?"
There are other naming opportunities available inside the CVHN Dental Clinic. Details can be found at cvhnkids.org or call 850-622-3200.