Cambrian dental hygiene students are getting ready to do their 19th annual charity walk to improve oral health awareness and outcomes.
“Walk for A Smile” is an annual event at Cambrian College where dental hygiene students log the kilometres they walk and simultaneously raise money for charity.
In the past, the proceeds from the walks have gone towards oral hygiene products and access to dental services in low-income areas.
This year, their goal is to raise $5,000 for the Sudbury Food Bank and Cambrian College Student Food Bank.
“This event is a milestone for our students and so important for everyone involved,” said Heather MacKenzie, an instructor with Cambrian's dental hygiene program in a press release.
“Our students get to experience the joy and importance of helping the less fortunate members of our community. It gives students a sense of perspective and the chance to be part of something genuine.”
The event will kick off virtually on April 9 this year from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m with a theme: the beauty of Sudbury. Students will be doing the walk this year separate from each other to comply with COVID-protocols.
“Expect to see us around the college campus and places like Science North, Ramsey Lake, Big Nickel, everywhere you can think,” said third-year student Olivia Howlett, in the press release.
“We’ll be posting photos with these sites in the background on social media and other channels at the college for everyone to see and be part of it.”
For more information, visit the Cambrian College website here.