For the sixth consecutive year, CareCredit, Costa Mesa, Calif, has continued its support as Founding Donor of the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) Fund. The company made a $100,000 donation last month in New York, where the 10th anniversary of GKAS Day was celebrated.

The funding will help the ADA Foundation provide grants to achieve GKAS objectives of raising awareness of the high level of oral disease suffered by children, primarily in underserved areas. It will also enable volunteer dental teams to provide free dental care and education.

Cindy Hearn, senior vice president of marketing for CareCredit and amember of the GKAS National Advisory Committee (pictured second from left), said, “Each year, the grant recipients use the funds to greatly improve the lives of children in their communities, and we’re proud to have helped increase access to dental care through our support of the ADA Foundation and our involvement with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile program,”

According to Gene Wurth, executive director of the ADA Foundation (pictured at right), the donation will be used to help achieve "help achieve the GKAS program goal of cavity-free kids by 2020."

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