Kansas Mission of Mercy to be held in Hutchinson/nr 11/29/2010
Volunteers sought for event that offers free dental treatment to the public.
The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation will host their annual Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic at the Kansas State Fairgrounds Meadowlark Building in Hutchinson, on Jan. 21-22. The clinic is free and open to the public. No appointments are necessary and patients will be treated on a first come-first served basis.
Dr. Mary Brummett and Dr. Steve Wilson, co-chairs of the Hutchinson KMOM, note that a tremendous amount of community support is required to put on an event this size. Volunteers are needed to ensure a successful KMOM and interested parties are encouraged to signup online at www.ksdentalfoundation.org. Volunteer signup begins this Wednesday, December 1.
“Our volunteers report that they get as much out of the event as the patients,” notes Dr. Brummett.
The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation provides a free clinic each year to a community in Kansas. Previous clinics have been held in Garden City, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Salina, Wichita, Topeka, Manhattan and Independence. To date, the Kansas Mission of Mercy program has provided 17,500 patients with dental care valued at 8.5 million dollars.