Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Donates $150,000 to Minnesota Mission of Mercy
April 29, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) – At the Minnesota Dental Association’s Star of the North meeting last week, the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation made a $150,000 donation to the Minnesota Dental Foundation (MDF) to help fund Minnesota’s Mission of Mercy (MnMOM) event. This is the third year that this significant monetary contribution has been made, making Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation the Signature Sponsor of the MnMOM event.
“This is another exciting moment for the Mission of Mercy project and a wonderful collaborative effort between our Foundation and the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation,” said Dr. Stephen Litton, MDF President. “We truly look forward to continuing this partnership, which resulted in over 3,700 patient visits for essential dental services at the last two events.”
“Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is proud to partner with the Minnesota Dental Foundation to provide oral health care to Minnesotans with immediate and urgent, unmet dental needs,” stated Rodney Young, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Dental of Minnesota and Chair, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. “Given the connection between oral health and overall health, we know that by providing the important dental care to Mission of Mercy patients, they have the opportunity for better overall health outcomes beyond just an improved, healthier smile.”
About Minnesota Dental Association
The Minnesota Dental Association is the voice of dentistry in Minnesota, representing 77% of practicing dentists. It is committed to the highest standards of oral health and access to care for all Minnesotans. Learn more at: www.mndental.org.
About Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports Delta Dental of Minnesota's mission of improving the oral health of the people in Minnesota. The Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports initiatives that promote access to oral health for the underserved, especially in rural areas and for people living with low incomes across the state.