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L.A.C.E UP SUPPORTS “Healthy Teeth and Gums”

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L.A.C.E UP is a 501 3c organization POWERED BY STUDENT ATHLETES and uzima health & Wellness

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ABOUT healthy teeth & gums

The pandemic has affected many aspects of the lives of children. One important health area is dental care. Children with special needs such as autism, cerebral palsy, and downs syndrome must get specialized dental care that often requires sedation. Good dental care in children is important.

 

6 in 10 parents have attempted to get their child preventive dental care during the COVID-19 crisis, with a majority able to schedule appointments in a timely manner and a quarter landing their appointment after a delay, according to the national poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

 

Parents of Medicaid dental beneficiaries (15%) were more than three times as likely as private dental-insurance holders (4%) to report not being able to make an appointment, found the survey of 1,882 parents with at least one child aged 3 to 18. 

 

“Because many dentists do not accept Medicaid payment, it often is difficult for parents to get dental care for their Medicaid-covered child outside the pandemic,” the report’s authors wrote. “Some Medicaid-enrolled children receive preventive dental services through school or public dental clinics, but those services have decreased during the pandemic.”

Concerning these findings, L.A.C.E Up will host monthly dental care initiatives in the DC area as an active response to the growing need for healthy teeth and gums among the children in our community. 

To support or make a non-monetary donation, please email talkback@myuzima.com.

Monetary donations may be made using the "Donate" button below.

L.A.C.E Up is a tax deductible 501-3c organization. 

 

Resources:

 

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-covid-19-is-posing-a-barrier-to-some-kids-dental-care-especially-those-with-medicaid-11613498312

 

https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/give-kids-a-smile

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It’s CrossCountry Season 2021! 

L.A.C.E UP says support Youth Sports

Find a CrossCountry Meet to go to and cheer kids on!

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L.A.C.E Up Dental Initiative
We Got The Kids!

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JULY 2021

L.A.C.E UP teamed up with I5 Elite to give their youth track club a wonderful send off to the Jr. Olympics in Jacksonville, Florida.  Packed with Adidas gear, all they needed was a dental kit and a Starbucks gift card from L.A.C.E UP! Show your grit on the field and don’t forget to smile!

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L.A.C.E Up is on the move

JUNE 2021

Saturday 6/26 - L.A.C.E Up and Uzima Health & Wellness distributed 500 toothbrushes to children and adults at the AAU Track & Field Championship-PG County Sports Complex. This event gave DMV track & field youth athletes a chance to participate in a major track meet since the pandemic, and would not have been possible without the work and dedication of I5ELITE AAU, and Union Church.  

We also want to thank our corporate sponsor the Wegmans Corporation. You are truly a community ally that is committed to making a difference. Check out our photos from the event below!

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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L.A.C.E UP LAUNCHES

healthy teeth & gums INITIATIVE

MAY 2021

L.A.C.E UP Launched it's Healthy Teeth and Gums Initiative with Beacon House on 5/15

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Thank you, for choosing Beacon House, I greatly appreciate you guys for making things happen in the Edgewwod Community."
- Coach Rodney of Beacon House

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"I want to thank you for allowing Howard University to participate in theawe-inspiring event today."
- Melanie S. Thwaites, DDS, Howard University College of Dentistry

Your organization LACE UP provides athletes the opportunity to not only focus on their sport but also include a dental component. LACE UP is positive, present for the community and purposeful for professionals. Thank you again. I will share some pictures and information with the Dean of the College. I look forward to some additional discussions soon."
 

Dr K's SAYS "Show me your smile."

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In the News: Olympics 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Games will go ahead ‘with or without Covid’, says IOC VP

The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year “with or without Covid”, the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says. John Coates confirmed to news agency AFP that the Olympics would start on 23 July next year, calling them the “Games that conquered Covid”. They were originally scheduled to start in July 2020, but were postponed due to Covid-19 fears. Read more

 

OPINION: History shows importance of holding Tokyo Olympics in 2021

The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year “with or without Covid”, the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says. John Coates confirmed to news agency AFP that the Olympics would start on 23 July next year, calling them the “Games that conquered Covid”. They were originally scheduled to start in July 2020, but were postponed due to Covid-19 fears. Read more

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