Run for Outreach 2019

The Pitch
Help us treat more patients through McGill Dentistry’s Service to the Community Program, and help them achieve optimal oral health.

The Highlights
With your help, we can:

  • Deliver free and reduced-cost dental care to underserved people in Montreal.
  • Foster awareness of McGill Dentistry’s Service to the Community Program within the Montreal community.
  • Provide Dentistry students with hands-on experience in diverse clinical settings.

The Story
Imagine you have a terrible toothache. You need to see a dentist, but you can’t because of financial hardship, lack of insurance, physical and/or psychological disabilities, or a host of other reasons. For people in these circumstances, seeking dental care can be difficult, intimidating, or simply impossible. In addition, dental health that is neglected or left untreated often leads to other health and psychosocial problems.

For over 20 years, McGill Dentistry’s Service to the Community Program has provided free and reduced-cost dental care to diverse members of the Montreal community who have limited or no access to care. Staffed by McGill Dentistry students, the Program offers services at the Undergraduate Teaching Clinic at 2001 McGill College, the McGill Mobile Dental Clinic, the Jim Lund Clinic at Welcome Mission Hall, the Summer Clinic, and the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

In order to provide quality care to vulnerable populations, the Program relies heavily on philanthropic gifts. That’s why we’re asking for your support of the 13th Annual Run for Outreach, a much-anticipated student-led fundraising event consisting of 5 km and 10 km runs around Mount Royal Park. Taking place on Saturday, September 21, 2019, this event gathers students, faculty, and members of the community, and raises funds so that we can continue providing quality care to patients.

The Service to the Community Program is a proud tradition at the Faculty, and one of the main reasons we, as students, have chosen to study dentistry at McGill. With your help, we will continue offering the best possible care to our patients, and ensure they maintain quality oral health, general health, and overall well being - despite any hardships.

Please join us in celebrating 21 years of McGill dental outreach, which has evolved into a comprehensive program that spans diverse sites and clinics, and touches many members of our community. A huge thank you to all those who have loyally supported this program over the last two, five, 10, and 20 years!

Thank you!

Our runners are also competing with each other to raise the most funds - you can help them by mentioning their name on the comment wall. We will recognize the person who raises the most money!

Meet the Project Team: 
Stamatis Kouniaris
  • Third Year Dental Student
  • Run for Outreach, Sr. Coordinator
  • Fun Fact: I am learning how to code in my spare time
McKenzie Laframboise
  • Second Year Dental Student
  • Run for Outreach – Jr. Coordinator
  • Fun Fact: Mom of two bulldogs @king_ludacrisandsir_winston
Shany Ouaknine
  • Second Year Dental Student
  • Run for Outreach, Sponsorship
  • Fun Fact: I’ve never been able to touch my toes without bending my knees
Mahya Sabour
  • Second Year Dental Student
  • Run for Outreach, Marketing
  • Fun Fact: 난 아마 전생에 한국인이었다.
Jacques Jaar
  • Second Year Dental Student
  • Run for Outreach, Hype Party Coordinator
  • Fun Fact: 日本語話そうか