Dental heroes across the U.S. asked their friends and family, and dental offices asked their patients to donate money to support DLN in the 2019 Lifeline Heroes Challenge, raising over $14,000!
Lifeline Heroes Challenge is an annual fundraising effort to support Dental Lifeline Network’s Donated Dental Services program. Many individuals across the dental industry set up fundraising pages and efforts to support DLN in a variety of ways for Lifeline Heroes Challenge.
Millions of people throughout the United States with disabilities, or who are elderly or medically fragile don’t have the ability to pay for vital dental care. Through DDS, DLN’s flagship program, 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,500 dental labs donate their time and talent and serve people who desperately need life-changing and life-saving dental care.
For every dollar raised, DLN generates nearly $9 in care, meaning the $14,000 in funds raised from the Lifeline Heroes Challenge have generated over $125,000 in treatment through the DDS program. Since its inception in 1985, the program has surpassed $397 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of over 125,000 people.