Welcome to Dental Health Week 2021, which runs from Monday August 2 until Sunday August 8. This year, we are taking a different approach to the week and are taking this opportunity to raise awareness and funds to create Superhero Smiles for young children undergoing cancer treatment.
For the whole month of August, we will be donating $1 for every patient we see across our 11 Coastal Dental Care practices to the local non-for-profit charity organization, Super Max & Bryce. During this time, we hope to raise $10,000 for the charity and are calling on your support to help us get there!
Why we are donating $1 for every patient we see?
At Coastal Dental Care, we know how important family is and we cherish the long-lasting relationships we build with our patients. As a local family dentist, we are actively looking at ways to give back to the community.
Coastal Dental Care Owner, Dr Franck Page, loves to restore smiles but above all else prides himself on being able to support those in need with the help of our wonderful dentists and staff across our network. Therefore, we are proud to support such an amazing organization and help to create Superhero Smiles for children in treatment for cancer.
About Super Max & Bryce
The Super Max & Bryce Charity was established in 2016 by a young boy named Bryce, who was nine years old at the time. In 2011, Bryce’s mother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and required vigorous treatments and surgeries. During this same period, their close family friend Max, who was just four years old, was also diagnosed with cancer. Watching his mother and little Max go through the harsh cancer treatments, Bryce could not imagine how scary it would be for other cancer patients, especially children.
In his own way, Bryce wanted to bring comfort to these incredibly brave children. Because of this, he began his journey to raise funds to purchase turtle shaped night lights called “Super Max the Turtle”. These little turtle night lights are special because they were designed with the help of children’s oncologists so they can be fully sanitized. Meaning, children in treatment can take them wherever they go. Whether they are at home or in the strictest of hospital environments like ICU and isolation wards.
Bryce’s positive impact
With the support of his school, family and other organizations, Bryce smashed his initial goal of purchasing six night lights for children with cancer on the Gold Coast. In his first year, he raised enough to buy 244 night lights. Since then, Bryce has extended his goal to purchase a Super Max the Turtle Night Light for every child diagnosed with cancer in Australia and New Zealand. Every child in treatment, every year. That’s 1,000 superheroes sleeping under the stars, comforted and connected together.
By the end of 2021, Bryce will have gifted 5,000 children in treatment with a special Super Max the Turtle. Bryce wants to share love, hope, happiness and comfort with children who have cancer. He wants to achieve this not just through his gifts but knowing that they all sleep under the same stars at night so they never feel alone. It is now in our hands to support Bryce and his goal to raise enough funds to buy 1,000 turtle night lights this year. Working together with you, we know we can achieve this.
How can you help?
Our Coastal Dental Care Network is proud to support Bryce in his pursuit to fulfill his goal. We aim to raise $10,000 during the month of August which will help to purchase approximately 400 turtle night lights for children in treatment.
To help us reach our goal, we are conducting additional fundraising activities within our practices which include:
Direct donations within practices
Throughout August we will have donation boxes within each of our Coastal Dental Care practices located at our reception desks. These donation boxes will also have their own QR code which you can scan to go directly to the Super Max & Bryce donation page for additional online contributions. This way, if you do not have any spare change, you can donate online.
We will also hold raffles within our Burleigh Waters, Kingscliff, and Robina Town practices where you can purchase tickets and go into the draw to win a massive hamper. These unique hampers are filled with gorgeous items from another local company called Annabel Trends that supports Super Max & Bryce.
A winner for each of the practices participating in the raffles will be randomly selected at the end of the month. The winner will be contacted and announced on our social media.
If you would like to donate and cannot make it into our practice, you can donate through the Super Max & Bryce donation page.
Coastal Dental Care and Super Max & Bryce
We are so excited to work together with you this month to help put smiles on the faces of brave little superheroes in treatment. If you are due for your check-up, now is the time to come in and see us. For more information about Bryce’s journey and the Super Max & Bryce charity, you can visit their website. It is a truly inspiring story which has captured our hearts.
Every day is a good day when you’re helping to create Superhero Smiles.