Smiles Change Lives has selected the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo, as the location of its 5th annual Gini Awards to be held on October 17, 2015, during National Orthodontic Awareness Month.

The awards, named in honor of founder Virginia Brown, or “Gini” as her friends call her, honor the orthodontists, referring dentists, volunteers, sponsors, and board members who have, according to the organization, gone “above and beyond” to support Smiles Change Lives’ mission of providing orthodontic care to children from families that cannot afford the full cost of braces.

“We invite individuals from across the country to attend this event each year and are pleased to be able to use this opportunity to showcase such an iconic Kansas City landmark,” states Thomas C. Brown, Smiles Change Lives Board President.

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America’s only museum dedicated solely to the Great War. It is the second oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history, and personal experiences of the war.

Smiles Change Lives partners with over 750 orthodontists across the United States and Canada who donate their services.