FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2008
COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — A Coeur d’Alene-based company is taking part in a goodwill mission that will provide medical assistance to dozens of children in Kenya, Africa.
Oxyfresh has teamed up with Operation Smile, a Norfolk, Virginia-based charity that provides free surgery to patients with cleft lips, cleft palates, facial tumors and burns. Volunteers with Operation Smile are traveling to Kenya today for a weeklong mission that will provide medical care to 45 children in the impoverished country.
Oxyfresh will be providing each medical volunteer with a Dental Travel Kit containing various oral care products. Each young patient will receive a “Smile Bag” with Oxyfresh Toothpaste.
It’s all part of a partnership established last month between Oxyfresh and Operation Smile.
“With united values, Oxyfresh is proud to support the invaluable service Operation Smile provides,” said Oxyfresh President Richard Brooke. “This is a wonderful opportunity to provide financial support at the corporate level — and it is the perfect marriage for Oxyfresh health care professionals to engage in service and contribution on a whole new level.”
Oxyfresh’s customer base includes thousands of dental professionals across the United States and Canada.
Beyond the donation of products to the African mission, Oxyfresh has pledged to contribute 15 percent of its sales of each Breath Spray sold to Operation Smile. It’s an ongoing partnership expected to help countless children in the years to come.
Founded in 1982, Operation Smile volunteers have provided free surgeries to more than 115,000 children and young adults in 26 countries worldwide. Last year, Operation Smile volunteers treated nearly 10,000 children. More than 60 percent of these surgeries were performed during in-country local missions.
Our mission is to give our customers products that matter. We are passionate about ingredients and developing products that don’t need to cut corners. Products that help people and their pets live longer, healthier lives with a smile. We are dedicated to creating products that are made in the USA, cruelty free, non-toxic, safe, gentle and effective. We’ve been vet and dentist recommended for over 30 years and counting.
Vice President of Marketing