Retired pro football players and coaches will have access to free dental care
Mount Laurel, NJ (June 8, 2017) – The NFL Alumni Association and Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), a national nonprofit organization, are pleased to announce their new affiliation. As a partner, DLN’s network of volunteers will provide comprensive dental care for eligible Association members who include retired players and coaches that have disabilities; are 65 and older; or are medically fragile and cannot afford or otherwise access treatment for serious dental conditions.
“DLN is pleased to partner with the NFL Alumni Association” said Fred Leviton, CEO, Dental Lifeline Network. “Like many Americans, there are Alumni members who have not been able to afford good dental care or who have stayed away from dental offices due to other medical conditions. Thanks to the generous DDS volunteer dentists, dental laboratories and supporters like NFL Alumni Association, DLN will be able to change more lives,” he noted.
The NFL Alumni Association is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and continues to assist and inform retired players and coaches in their post-NFL lives. The Association offers medical, financial, educational and social programs to keep members and their families healthy, productive and connected.
“We are excited to partner with Dental Lifeline Network to help our alumni receive care and restore their oral health,” said Elvis Gooden, Interim CEO of the NFL Alumni Association. “We believe that DLN’s mission aligns with ours to better serve and educate our members. We are proud to add Dental Lifeline Network to our list of programs that provide our members more medical assistance. We are particularly pleased that one of the areas covered under this new program for patient eligibility is dental health issues associated with concussions and joint replacements.”
Through its flagship Donated Dental Services (DDS) program, Dental Lifeline Network provides comprehensive dental care through a national network of 15,000 volunteer dentists; 3,700 volunteer laboratories. DLN provides much-needed help for individuals with serious dental problems.
About Dental Lifeline Network
Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. DLN accomplishes its mission by developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care. For more information, please visit www.dentallifeline.org.
About the NFL Alumni Association
The NFL Alumni Association was founded in 1967 and is the most recognizable nationwide group of former NFL players, coaches, staffers, cheerleaders, spouses and Associate members whose mission is to serve, assist and inform former players and their families. The Association offers a variety of medical, financial and social programs to help members lead healthy, productive and connected lives, as well as community initiatives under its “Caring for Kids” programs. Pro Football Legends is the commercial marketing name and logo of the NFL Alumni.
For more information, please visit www.nflalumni.org.
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