BLOG POST 04/10/2013
Drake University Health Fair at South Ridge Mall
Drake University hosted their annual health fair last weekend at south ridge mall. Battle the Cavities even showed up to handout a few toothbrushes! Check out our photos from the event:
Be sure to also checkout our photo gallery for more photos! :)
BLOG POST 03/25/2013
TOOTH SOLDIER DEPLOYED TO AFRICA RETURNS HOME SAFELY!
Private Chelsea has returned from her trip to Africa! She delivered hundreds of tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes. Heres what Chelsea had to say about it:
"The kolfe boys orphanage is a government run, all boys orphanage. It has little to no supervision most of the time time, and the people that run it are constantly changing. The boys range from the ages of 8-21 and it sometimes maxes out to 300 boys. When we went to deliver the toothbrushes and toothpaste, we also purchased fruit and bread from the closest markets to give to the boys. Their faces lit up like children on Christmas morning over fruit, bread, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. I just couldn't believe how excited they got over something so simple. At first we had a plan on how to distribute everything, food first then toothbrushes. So we sat all the boys down in their lunchroom area. Handing out the fruit and bread was pretty easy. They gobbled it down in seconds though.
Yet, as we started to hand out the toothbrushes, is when things started to become a little chaotic. The boys swarmed us, and started sticking the toothbrushes in their pants or shirts so they can get another toothbrush. They then kept asking for "Colgate", a.k.a. toothpaste on repeAt. We decided it wouldn't be a good idea to distribute that, too. So we placed the toothpaste in the office to be distributed at a later time.
Overall it was an experience and a great turn out. The boys needed toothbrushes and toothpaste so much. It was amazing and humbling for me to see how happy they became over something so simple to Americans.
Private Chelsea with BTC: OPERATION AFRICA, Over and Out."
What a trip!!!! So thankful that Chelsea was able to do this. CLASSIC. Checkout the photos from operation africa Below:
Be sure to visit our "photo gallery/Operation Africa" to see more photos
BLOG POST 03/14/2013
Battle the Cavities Visits AFRICA!
More details coming soon! :D
BLOG POST 01/02/2013
2012 turned out to be an awesome year! Recap below.
- We got a NEW BANNER! Finally. The old one we had was pretty bad.
- We were booked nearly Every Friday in the spring!
- Des Moines Area Community College School of Dental Hygiene (nearly the entire freshman class by the way) joined our team of volunteers! That brought us to more than 30 volunteers in 2012.
- Drake University Pre-Dental Club Students started helping more (They will continue to do that in 2013!)
-We also provided supplies for Des Moines University's Mission Active Health Fair, Drake University's Halloween Hoops, Valley Junction's Halloween Parade, AND Operation Christmas in July at Walnut Creek Community Church in Des Moines!!!!
The list goes on! We plan to make Battle the Cavities EVEN BIGGER in 2013! :D Keep brushing and Flossing Kids! Oh and check out our photo gallery! We added a few photos from 2012!
Over and out,
BLOG POST 03/25/2012
Battle the Cavities is BOOKED!
Yup! thats right. Students are learning how to brush and floss nearly EVERY FRIDAY afternoon. Check out our calendar of events! We are busy!
We will also be adding on to our website to highlight the work of our volunteers at DMACC!!! They have been fantastic!!!
Stay tuned as we serve the nearly the entire school of South Union!
BLOG POST 3/05/2012
Battle the Cavities Visits Edmunds
Battle the Cavities volunteers will be showing up at Edmunds Elementary school on Friday March 9th from 1:30-2:30 to visit two first grade classes.
For all of the teachers who sent me emails back today... THANK YOU! I will get back to you ASAP. It is because of teachers like you that we can make this service available. We look forward to visiting your school!! :D
BLOG POST 2/20/2012
THANK YOU DMACC!
BTC would like to thank DMACC for donating supplies! We will put them to good use!
We would also like to thank Hillary, Katie, Amanda, Thanh, Tiffany, Sadie, Heather, Sarah, Ashley, Nyla, Chelsea, Lindsay, the other Lindsey, and last but not least Cassie for joining BTC!!!! We look forward to visiting schools very soon!!
Teachers: We have more supplies and more volunteers!!!!! You will be updated by Sunday. Hopefully I can get something out much sooner than that but to be safe lets just plan on Sunday. Sorry that we have not been able to reach many schools this February. Luckily we still have the rest of the school year and more volunteers to help amp things up!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING YOUR SCHOOL!!! :D
Battle the Cavities is now working with The DMACC Dental Hygiene School to try and recruit new volunteers! Thank you DMACC!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please email SGT. Ryan at Battlethecavities@gmail.com
BLOG POST 1/31/2012
Drake Students: Please email SGT. Ryan at email@example.com with your volunteer availability.
Teachers: we haven't forgot about you! We are working hard to develop a schedule. This will be out in the next week. I will email you with available times!
BLOG POST 12/08/2011
BLOG POST 11/30/2011
Battle the Cavities Helps fight Cavities at Harding, Weeks, Monroe, and Hiatt!
Battle the Cavities has been BUSY! We have visited Harding, Weeks, Monroe, and Hiatt middle/elementary schools during the months of September and November! We are staying busy with scheduling schools for the spring semester!
Three police explorer students are shown below with SGT. Ryan in the background. They were champs! Keep brushing and flossing kids! :D
BLOG POST 11/02/2011
Battle the Cavities Helps fight Crime/Cavities!
SGT. Ryan here.. BTC has partnered with DMPD and there police explorers program!
We are excited to join forces with our local police department. BTC Volunteers will be doing service projects regularly with the new program. the effort will kickoff on at Hiatt Middle School on wednesday November 9th from 1-3 pm! We will also be at weeks on november 16th from 1-3pm! Stay tuned as we will be updating our website with photos from Monroe Elementary School. Not to mention... Our tooth soldiers have been working hard to set up more new connections! Keep brushing and flossing kids!! :D
BLOG POST 10/17/2011
All team members should have received details on their first assingment. Please email SGT. Ryan with any questions. Also we are currently working with CYC to develop a regular presentation schedule for children with MS. We are very excited about this. :D
BLOG POST 09/26/2011
This fall and spring is going to be huge! We have lots of events in the works! For volunteer opportunities please send an email to Battlethecavities@gmail.com
Keep an eye on our calendar of events! We will be updating this as soon as we get more schools involved. Keep brushing and flossing!
-SGT Ryan :D
BLOG POST 3/29/2011
OPERATION JAPAN = OPERATION COMPLETE.
YUP. You heard it. we are sending kits to Japan. It looks like approximately 700-900 kits will be sent to California within the next week. We are working with Operation USA to send the kits out.
For team members - Stay in the loop this week and check your email because we need to get some of the wrapping completed.
For everyone else... Check out the photos from our effort over the weekend. Big Thanks to CPL. Robin who isn't shown in the photos but decided to help us out without hardly any sleep. Great work Corporal! Also we are very thankful that Community! Youth Concepts allowed us to use there facility on saturday! Thank you Amy!!
BLOG POST 3/18/2011
Stay tuned as more battle details unfold.
BLOG POST 3/04/2011
ROLLING GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!
Battle the Cavities was just at Rolling Green Elementary school in Urbandale Iowa!
These kids were brushing and flossing like it was nobodies business by the time we were done! Way to go kids! Hopefully we can get some photos up soon of our presentation!
In the mean time... Check out the photo gallery for pictures from the last presentation at Moulton!
BLOG POST 2/26/2011
MOULTON ROUND 2!
Did you see Battle the Cavities in The Des Moines Register?! Check out the link below!
Photos coming soon!
BLOG POST 2/13/2011
Battle the Cavities is having our kick off presentation for the spring semester at Moulton Elementary School this Friday February 18th!
BLOG POST 12/05/2010
Battle the Cavities is very excited to welcome Marc Baumert to our team. Marc took all of those great photos last week at Moulton Elementary School. Thanks Marc!
We are also happy to announce that we will be forming more teams to help with presentations. For all of those interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BLOG POST 12/03/2010
We just went to Moulton Elementary School today and visited one of the 5th grade classes. The kids at this School were asking questions like it was nobodies business. PLUS they were brushing AND flossing for us which we loved!! check out all the pictures in the photo gallery!
here are a few of my favorites :D
BLOG POST: 11/29/2010
The kits are ready. We have a new presentation board ready for battle as well. Look out Moulton Elementary School! We will be at your school December 3rd from 12:30 to 1:30.
Check back on friday for pictures and video!
BLOG POST: 11/17/2010
ATTN SOLDIERS: PREPARE FOR BATTLE!
We are currently working with Moulton elementary school! We anticipate that we will visit this school by the end of the semester! Stay in the loop to figure out when we will be at your school.
BLOG POST: 11/5/2010
Have you heard about the event happening in Cedar Rapids today and tomorrow?! Its called IMOM!
and no this isn't some new fancy Ipod... You can get FREE dental care from some of Iowa's finest dentists! Check out the US Cellular Center today and tomorrow to find out more.
How can you help out?
Show up at the Cellular Center today and tomorrow and become a volunteer!
BLOG POST: 10/13/2010
ATTN SOLDIERS: BATTLE THE CAVITIES NEEDS YOUR HELP!
We are in dire need of containers of floss!
Send Your Donations to:
Battle the Cavities
PO Box: 336
Ankeny, IA 50021
BLOG POST: 10/01/2010
First Official Post
Welcome to the official Battle the Cavities website! Our Webpage is going through some serious changes over the next few weeks so be sure to check back soon for updates.
Battle the Cavities is currently looking for schools to visit! If you would like Battle the Cavities to come to your school please send an email to battlethecavities@Gmail.com.
Battle the Cavities is proud to announce that The University of Iowa School of Dentistry has become allies with Battle the Cavities! After their donation of thousands of tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes we will finally reach our goal of distributing 2500 oral hygiene survival kits!
Pvt. First Class Dave D. snapped this photo of the shipment...