It’s been an exciting time for children’s smiles here at Children’s Health Fund.
We are sure you’ve thought that baseball isn’t exactly good for your pearly whites, (looking at you delicious Cracker Jacks), but in fact, that couldn’t be more false. This past July, MLB’s All Star Legacy project series unveiled a new mobile dental clinic co branded by the Washington Nationals.
The unit serves a large need in the D.C. area that borders Nationals Park. For every 4,000 children and families that live in the area, there is only one dentist. That ratio is less than half of the average nationwide.
The new refurbished mobile unit will be a partnership between Children’s National and Children’s Health Fund. It will serve Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Ward 6, Prince George’s County, and 19 other sites in Wards 7 and 8.
Former Nationals player, Mara Lerner Tanenbaum and owner of the Nationals, HyeSook Chung, came to celebrate the unveiling and fact that the unit will serve over 3,000 more children in the District of Columbia, providing them with dental services that they had never previously before had access to.