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Fundraiser for Mobile Dental Unit (December 7th)

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Mobile Dental Unit

Christ Our Savior Anglican Church and other churches belonging to Torrance Outreach United for Community Health (TOUCH), along with its medical partner Medical Mission Adventures (MMA), regularly serve South Bay neighbors in need with free medical, dental and optical care.

Christ Our Savior’s Thomas Winfrey said, “TOUCH and MMA have high hopes our Dec. 7 fundraiser will raise $15,000 to purchase a mobile dental unit for MMA and to continue other critical health services at clinics held at Harbor and other churches.

“We are inviting members from all of our partner churches and their friends, as well as those interested in our ministry to attend our luncheon.”

The luncheon and silent auction/raffle begins at noon at the Carson Community Center, Hall C, Three Civic Center, Carson, CA  90745. Guests can visit the display of MMA’s Mobile Medical Clinic and its Optometry Services Van beginning at 11 a.m.

According to Louie Rosado, medical director of Medical Mission Adventures, “Our patients consistently make dental care their most requested service. Recent studies have proved serious medical complications, including heart disease, can result from lack of dental care.

“Our solution is to acquire a 24-foot trailer and install four dental stations complete with the necessary equipment.  Our dental trailer could open within minutes upon arrival at the local clinic site, increasing significantly the number of patients we could treat.”

Volunteer medical, dental and optometrist professionals, along with South Bay church volunteers served  500 patients during its last seven clinics. The clinics started in September 2012.

Rosado and Winfrey said, “Churches tell us their members enjoy volunteering at the clinics. It is an excellent opportunity to share the Gospel and demonstrate to neighbors that Christians care about them.”

Tickets are $45 each and tables of eight are available for $315. RVSP by 11/26/13. Credit card payments are accepted at www.mmadventures.org  Checks should be made payable to Medical Mission Adventures, placing “2013 Luncheon Fundraiser” in the check’s memo line, and send to MMA Fund, 1108 Sartori Ave., Suite 220, Torrance, CA 90501.

Information is available at 310-377-3595 or 310-618-0842

Individual and companies wishing to donate raffle prizes, silent auction items, or funds to the event should contact Thomas Winfrey at 310-625-0772.

MMA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For additional information, visit mmadventures.org and touchsite.org.

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