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CVHN Dental Clinic Honors Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation

April 2, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) names treatment room in its CVHN Dental Clinic in honor of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF). DCWAF awarded CVHN $179,000 in 2012 and a total of $395,000 since 2008. The funds have been utilized to support two of CVHN's major programs, the CVHN Dental Clinic and the 'Just for Grins' Mobile Dental Clinic, and other projects that help local uninsured and underinsured children gain access to medical, dental and mental health care services.

"CVHN's partnership with DCWAF has been tremendous. The financial support provided by DCWAF has allowed our Mobile Dental Clinic, 'Just for Grins,' to treat more than 2,000 children and has provided critical funding needed for repairs," said Zach Billingsley, CVHN's Executive Director. It has also facilitated the new stand-alone CVHN Dental Clinic in treating more than 200 kids in its first year open. "This support is not only cleaning and repairing teeth, it is taking pain away and giving these kids a reason to smile again."

"Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is proud to be associated with CVHN. We believe they are doing critical work for children who would otherwise have no hope of having their dental issues addressed. What can be more fulfilling than giving a child their smile back while relieving them of the pain of poor dental health?" said John Russell, President of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.

There are other naming opportunities available inside the CVHN Dental Clinic. Details can be found at cvhnkids.org or by calling 850-622-3200.

About Children’s Volunteer Health Network, Inc. (CVHN) Children's Volunteer Health Network, Inc., HEALTHY HAPPY KIDS, is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2005 in response to Walton and Okaloosa County's large population of low income families who are unable to access high quality health services due to the unavailability (or inadequacy) of insurance. CVHN seeks to enhance the lives of uninsured and underinsured school-aged children by facilitating free, immediate access to medical, dental and mental health services by utilizing a network of over 95 local physicians, dentists and healthcare providers. CVHN also operates the 'Just for Grins' Mobile Dental Clinic that visits local elementary schools and opened the CVHN Dental Clinic in 2012. CVHN has facilitated more than 13,000 medical, dental, vision and mental healthcare procedures since inception. For more information, call 850.622.3200 or visit cvhnkids.org.

About Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation connects wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2006, DCWAF has donated more than $4.7 million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 42,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Visit DCWAF.org for more information.

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