For the last two years, Give Kids A Smile has joined with the ADA Foundation, 3M ESPE and Henry Schien Cares to host screening and education events at select NASCAR races. Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M ESPE car, serves as ambassador of the program. In 2011, 175 children were provided oral health services at the Charlotte, North Carolina, Speedway and in 2012, approximately 300 children benefited at the Richmond International Speedway in Virginia. In 2013 Biffle helped bring more attention to the Give Kids A Smile program by winning a NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway. Watch the video below where Biffle talks about his victory and Give Kids A Smile.
NASCAR Star Greg Biffle Puts Children's Dental Health in Victory Lane At Michigan
Greg Biffle had a smile on his hood – and on his face – when he pulled his special No. 16 3M Give Kids A Smile Ford Fusion into Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway on June 16, 2013. Not only did Biffle share the Give Kids A Smile message with millions of race fans watching the race, he gave the Give Kids A Smile program a big victory in the race for good dental health. Biffle’s No. 16 Ford Fusion featured the Give Kids A Smile logo on the hood, roof and bumper, along with the logos for 3M ESPE and Henry Schein Cares on the bumper, to help share the important dental health message. In addition, thousands of race fans visited the 3M display in the midway for fun family activities, education about healthy dental habits and prizes and a chance to meet Biffle on Saturday morning. 3M ESPE and Give Kids A Smile also hosted the Lewanee Boys & Girls Club at the track on Saturday for a special education program. “It was a great day for the Give Kids A Smile program,” said Dr. Robert Faiella. “You can see the enthusiasm that Greg Biffle has for this program and the way he shares that message with fans of all ages is incredibly powerful. The partnership with Greg and with NASCAR helps shine the spotlight on the need for dental care among our underserved children. And the children we connect with through NASCAR learn lifelong smart oral health habits that will truly impact their lives.”
Watch more about Greg Biffle's partnership with Give Kids A Smile.