Planning for KMOM 2013 has already begun. The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation’s twelfth Kansas Mission of Mercy free dental project will take place in Wichita at the Kansas Coliseum, the same location as the 2006 event. This will also mark the ten-year anniversary of KMOM, which the KDCF plans to recognize and celebrate. The annual charitable dental project is scheduled for March 1-2.
“We are pleased to be able to return to Wichita and to provide dental services to the Wichita area,” said Greg Hill, Executive Director of the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation. “Since we were here last, our volunteers have treated thousands of Kansans in six other communities in different regions of the state.”
Earlier this year, 2,144 patients received free dental care valued at over $1.5 million at the KMOM project in Kansas City. Since inception, 6,546 KMOM volunteers have helped to provide 21,317 patients with much needed care valued at more than $11 million.
The KDCF will seek to raise $130,000 in grants and donations to fund the project through individual and business donations and grants from health and community based foundations. “While we are able to provide over a million dollars in care, there are costs that we incur in order to deliver that care,” says Hill. “These include things like use of the facility, food, T-shirts, and the rental of the dental equipment we need to do our work.”