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Marcy Servita and Global Dental Relief
Marcy loved volunteering. She donated her time and talents with Global Dental Relief in both Nepal and here in the United States. In Nepal, Marcy volunteered in a mobile dental clinic, in which she personally provided care to more than 100 impoverished children. Children who would otherwise have no access to dental care.
Here in Colorado, Marcy’s passion for helping children with their oral health needs continued. She worked closely with Global Dental Relief. Volunteering in the office on her days off, she and Baloo would hang out, talk about the next opportunity to go on a clinic and work tirelessly on any project that GDR needed help with. She also donated considerable time to fundraising, taking charge of the annual silent auction and organizing the annual fundraising party logistics.
Marcy asked that donations be directed to Global Dental Relief. She believed wholeheartedly in helping children with their oral health.
In Memorium -- Marcy Servita, Volunteer Extraordinaire
In March, Global Dental Relief lost a wonderful volunteer and special spirit. Marcy Servita first volunteered with GDR in Nepal in 2007 and continued her support working in the Denver office with her beloved Newfoundland Balou by her side. Many of you will remember Marcy as the strict timekeeper at our annual party, or from her hard work marshalling the annual silent auction.
Marcy passed after a short and valiant fight with cancer but her memory will carry on through her legacy gift to GDR and by all of us inspired by her memory.
Costa Rica Coastal Challenge
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End of April 2018
2014 was rough year for a lot of us. Marcy lost her battle with pancreatic cancer that year, and since then a number of us have been working to move forward in search of something that can never be replaced. We learned that cancer is an absolutely horrible thing, cancer is something that never quits. For the ones that survive they are left with the daily reminder of what life was like before, and the fear that cancer might come back.
For the ones that lose the battle we are happy to know that their suffering is gone, but we are also left with a hole in our hearts and lives.
After Marcy's death I dealt with depression that kept me from wanting to train and compete and then with an injury in 2015, I decided to retire from the sport of Triathlon. But in the back of my mind I had made a promise. So over the last year, I took the time some to reach out to Global Dental Relief, so I could learn about people who ran it, and about what they were doing for the children around the world. What I also learned was how passionate Marcy truly was about Global Dental Relief.
Over these last few years I've been searching for something that is missing, and to be honest I am not sure what I am actually searching for. But, I hope to find it somewhere in the bottom of Grand Canyon as I dig deep to complete my promise. A few weeks ago I hired my old coach back and we started training again. Now I am reaching asking for help in a project that I am putting together. I was hoping you might take a second to look at all this and consider helping.
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The last time I saw Marcy, before she lost her battle with cancer. I promised her that I complete the Rim2Rim2Rim for her, as It was one of her bucket list items. My goal is to fulfill that promise in April 2018. I am updating and tracking my progress as I prepare for the Rim2Rim2Rim so that I can bring awareness to Global Dental Relief with a goal of raising $24,566 dollars, this amount is equal to the total elevation change I will endure during my event.
How it works:
I am training to run the Grand Canyon, in April 2o18. The run is called Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim it is a total of 42 miles and 24,566 feet of elevation change.
There for, I am trying to raise $24,566 for the Global Dental Relief Organization. $1 for every foot of elevation change.
Global Dental Relief provides dental care to children in 5 different country with limited access to treatment. In many parts of the world, dentists are few and the cost of care is financially beyond reach for children and families.
For most of the children we treat, Global Dental Relief provides the first dental care and oral health education of their young lives.
GDR dental volunteers bring critical oral health care and education to children – building smiles in faces for years to come. Working in teams of dental and non-dental professionals, volunteers provide exams, cleanings, fillings, fluoride treatments, and extractions as needed.
Eighty-seven percent of Global Dental Relief’s spending goes to direct dental care for a child.
I am currently seeking the following donations:
1/4 of 1 cent per foot of elevation gain = $61.41
1/2 of 1 cent per foot of elevation gain = $122.83
1 cent per foot of elevation gain = $245.66
5 cents per foot of elevation gain = $1,228.30
10 cents per foot of elevation gain = $2,456.60
Help our dental volunteers reach more children! Every dollar donated delivers $20 in free dental care for a child in need.
Global Dental Relief is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible charitable organization. We accept donations by check or credit card.
Your donation goes directly to care for children – – contributing to whole body health, nutrition and life span. The project operates with minimal overhead or administrative costs; is staffed largely by volunteers; and leverages each dollar with extensive in-kind contributions.
How your donation affects the dental care we provide:
$ 50 complete dental care for five children
$ 100 complete dental care for ten children
$ 500 dental care to a first-grade class of 50 children.
$1000 first-time care to 100 children in need.
$2500 sponsors care for a school of 250 children in country of your choice
$5000 sponsors 6 day dental clinic in the country of your choice, serving 500-1000 children.
At Global Dental Relief our mission is to bring free dental care to children throughout the world.
Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-dental volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages and remote villages.
With a vision to transform lives and cultivate community through volunteerism, GDR provides opportunities for diverse groups of volunteers to explore the world and bring free dental care and oral hygiene education to thousands of impoverished children in Nepal, India, Guatemala, Vietnam, Kenya and Cambodia.
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