CLIMB FOR A CAUSE (CFAC)
Local Dentist Steps Up to Help Children in Impoverished Countries
Dr Tejas Patel of Lakeway, Texas has decided to take a major challenge head on-attempting to hike to the 10,047 ft summit of The Middle Sister, near Bend, Oregon- to benefit children throughout the world.
The Event occurs over Labor Day Weekend (September 4-6, 2010) in the Three Sisters Wilderness. In Oregon, Dr. Patel joins a team of similarly motivated dentists from across the country, coming together in support of the Climb for a Cause annual fundraising event.
This climb will be the 13th annual in support of CFAC, an international non-profit organization that funds oral health education and treatment projects in Nepal and Guatemala. It is Dr. Patel’s first climb with the organization.
“I recently have done dental mission trips to Peru and Nicaragua and saw how much individuals in third world countries are in need of dental care and how there is just no access for them to get dental care. I also got to see how many people we could help by setting up a clinic and completing dental treatment. CFAC is great way for me to give back and help those in need in impoverished countries by helping fund dental projects and clinics.”
“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Patel on this year’s Summit Team.” says Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow, CFAC’s executive director, “It’s always gratifying to become newly acquainted with yet another doctor whose heart is so big and generous to a fault.”
Please contact Dr. Patel’s Lakeway Dental Office at (512) 263-8337 to learn more about CFAC or to lend your support please visit http://www.active.com/donate/CFAC2010/tejaspatel. Dr. Patel and his Team look forward to sharing the joy of giving with the Lakeway and Austin communities to help put big smiles on little faces one smile (and one step) at a time.