Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - American Cancer Society

Join us for Making Strides of Louisville – October 30th

The Making Strides of Louisville walk is this Saturday, October 30th, at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Registration opens at 11:00 am and the walk begins at 1:00 pm. Feel free to register under Team Mortenson! Click here to register.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and it is the second leading cause of death for women. But there are also over 2 million survivors of breast cancer in the United States, thanks to the work of groups like the American Cancer Society to fund life saving research. We are proud to join the American Cancer Society this weekend to support the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

How Donations Save Lives

The American Cancer Society has been saving lives for more than a century. Every day, 500 lives that would have otherwise been lost to cancer are saved. None of it would be possible without the generosity of donors like you. Your dollars help us to help people now who are fighting breast cancer in every community, while working to free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer tomorrow.

  • Promoting Prevention and Early Detection
  • Supporting Patients in their Recovery
  • Pursuing Lifesaving Treatments
  • Fighting Back
  • Learn more



SWAP YOUR SWEETS! written in candy corn letters

Swap Your Sweets 2016

Halloween is right around the corner! No, we’re not going to tell you or your kiddos not to enjoy any candy, BUT we do want to let you know about a fun way to enjoy some of your candy and send the rest to our troops overseas!

Now through November 15th you are invited to Swap Your Sweets! You can bring in your extra or unwanted Halloween candy to any Mortenson Family Dental, BracesBracesBraces or Kid’s Dentistree location (in Kentucky or Indiana) during that office’s regular hours to get a $5 gift card!

Here are the rules and details:

Each person may swap one bag of candy.

You must have at least one full, sandwich-size bag of candy.

No chocolate! (It melts in the mail when shipped overseas.)

All of the candy that we collect will go to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.

Have a safe and fun Halloween and remember, you have until November 15th to swap!

American Heart Association Logo

Meet our Partner: American Heart Association

At Mortenson Family Dental, Kid’s Dentistree and BracesBracesBraces (Mortenson Dental Partners), we are committed to improving the overall health of the communities we serve. Oral health is very connected to your heart and overall health. Poor oral health can lead to pain and discomfort, it can affect your ability to eat nutritious foods, it can impact your quality of sleep, and infection in your teeth or gums can spread throughout your body. That is why we partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise awareness for cardiovascular health and wellness.

Meet the AHA


The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization focused on heart disease and stroke education that impact communities across the United States. They advocate smoke-free zones, more walkable and bikable streets, better nutrition and health education in public schools, and affordable healthcare for all. Their work is funded by events such as Heart Walks, Heart Balls, Go Red For Women Luncheons, Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart; by memorial gifts and by donations to our workplace giving and mail campaigns. Individuals, corporations and foundations support our work with generous donations. Planned giving vehicles include wills, trusts, gift annuities and gifts of appreciated assets. Learn more.

Close to Our Hearts

At Mortenson Dental Partners, heart health is important to us for more than its impact on oral health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, and as an organization, the majority of our team members are women. Not only that, but the majority of our followers on social media are women too! We are committed to helping spread awareness and funding research to help educate the community, but to also positively impact the lives of our team members and patients. The work of the AHA is saving lives each and every day and we want to support that effort.

For the last two years, we have called on our team members and patients to help us raise funds for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. It is because of your generosity that we are proudly able to say, Mortenson Dental Partners has been the top fundraising company for the walk for the part two years! For that we say thank you! Thank you for making our community a better place to live, for helping to fund life saving research, thank you for helping educate others about the importance of heart health and for rallying together to support such a great cause!

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes

Join us for the JDRF One Walk

Help Mortenson Family Dental as we walk to turn Type 1 into Type None! This Saturday we are walking in the JDRF One Walk For a World Without Diabetes. As of this moment, the JDRF has only reached 66% of their goal to raise $548,996 for Type 1 Diabetes research. Do you want to register to walk or donate to their cause? Register or donate here.

Date and Time

October 15, 2016
Check-in: 11:30 AM
Starts: 12:30 PM
Length of walk: 2 Miles


Churchill Downs
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

About JDRF One Walk

JDRF One Walk® has a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We hope you’ll join us this year as we walk and raise money for life-changing research for the millions affected by this devastating disease.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. If you have T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. This means you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin from a pump and carefully monitor your eating and activity every single day.

There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D. And—currently—there is no cure. But thereis something you can do to help.

When you join one of the hundreds of JDRF One Walks across the country, the money you raise will support JDRF—the leading global organization funding T1D research. And, you’ll have a great time doing it! That’s because you’ll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help JDRF turn Type One into Type None.
Juvenile Diabetes impacts our families, our patients and our communities. Join our team as we support the JDRF this weekend at Churchill Downs.  Check in is at 11:30.


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