Jun 14, 2012 / 1:33 pm
The North Okanagan Community Dental Access Centre Society is hosting a major benefit concert tonight starting at 7:00 at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon.
With a wait list of over 450 low-income people in the North Okanagan the clinic is a much needed support system and the need for urgent dental care is increasing.
Dental care is the number one reason that children under the age of 14 undergo general anaesthetic in the hospital.
These children, many with abscesses, are waiting four to six months to get treatment. Abscesses left untreated can lead to serious, costly and potentially lethal complications.
Funds raised at this event will be crucial in helping cover the start-up and operational costs so the clinic can open its doors.
The concert features four acts with a variety of styles and tunes for all music lovers.
Denman Island’s indie folk artists Ashlea Jonesmith & Oliver Wives headline followed by local favourites Kath & the TomKats, Steel Wound and Feet First.
Tickets are only $20.00 and are still available at a number of different locations in Vernon including the Bean Scene, Blenz, Talking Donkey & Discovery Shoes. They are also available at the door.
This fun-filled evening also includes 50/50 ticket draws, raffle baskets, door prizes and more. Complimentary refreshments provided, plus special treats from “Taste of Charity” for a nominal donation.
"We’re very excited that the Community Dental Access Centre is close to opening," says Executive Director Terri Jones.
"Our renovations are 95% complete and we have had significant donations of equipment, plus we hope to raise enough funds from our 'Tunes for Teeth' concert to have operation capital to open in the next couple of months. This concert is vital in helping us reach our goal.”
CDAC is a non-profit dental centre serving the dental needs of low income residents in Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby, Cherryville, Enderby, Grindrod, Falkland, Fintry and Armstrong/Spallumcheen.
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