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BEATS MAY 2015

26th Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Together, We Are a Masterpiece The 26th Annual Volunteer Recognition dinner was held on Monday, May 4th, at the Diamond Room. With the help of the Tooth Truck Inc., and Ronald McDonald House Charities Boards of Directors, we enjoyed a wonderful family-style dinner and celebrated the HEART of our programs- our volunteers! Special thanks to the Improvadors, Note A Bellas and the Heart Beatz for their performances and to Kat Allie for the Memory Wall artwork design. We also had the opportunity to introduce a new Tooth Truck award, the Stephen K. Scott Award for Excellence in Advocacy. We look forward to presenting the first award at next year’s dinner! We appreciate all the work and effort everyone contributed to ensure another successful dinner! Be sure to share your own photos on social media using #rmhcvolunteerdinner!

ANNUAL AWARDS

Barbara L. Appleby Award Ann Griesemer Loniel B Ford Award Adrienne McCoy Kevin D. Wallace Award Taylor Shireman Outstanding New Volunteer, Ronald McDonald Houses Jenni & Lillian Jacka, Mercy House Jordan Myers, Cox House Outstanding New Volunteer, Tooth Truck Ashlee Robinson Outstanding Young Volunteer Ronald McDonald Houses Caroline Langley, Cox House Mikaela Smith, Mercy House

RECOGNITION FOR YEARS OF SERVICE

5 years Chelsea Carroll Heather Cottle-Dillon Amy Grubaugh Linda Heslin Betty Kniep Nathan Nelson Kay Prost Anne Schubert Tristen Uzzell Sara Westbrooks 10 years Bill Duplisse Nancy Duplisse Kennedy Keller Savannah Keller Sandy McNeive Sondra Uzzell Scott Weitzel 15 years Joanna Weitzel

20 years Jan Ricketts

1ST QUARTER AWARDS Congratulations to all the volunteers who earned an hourly award! If you weren’t at the dinner, be sure to pick up your award in the House offices or on the Tooth Truck during your next shift! 25 Hour Samantha Bornaman Marissa Buechel Allison Burkholder Mariel Cruz Lexie Gambino Avery Gaulding Jessica Havener Elizabeth Herrion Zoe Hill Link Hill Randi Kerr Brian Loesel

Brittany Means Micayla Miles Abby Monsees Nick Moore Ashlee Robinson Zach Shaw Taylor Shireman Bryson Starkey Melinda Thurman Gina Wyland Heather Young 50 Hour Samantah Bornaman Maggie Bradley Marissa Buechel Kate Fletcher Elizabeth Herrion Ty Jones Kim Kuykendall Angel Laukon Nick Moore Ashlee Robinson Gabe Siemens Lucy Weitzel Taylor Shireman

100 Hour Kathy Dennis Kim Kuykendall Clayton Schwinke Meghan Zengel 250 Hour Kim Kuykendall Linda Heslin Connie McCarter 500 Hour Randy Slocum 1250 Hour Amy Grubaugh 2500 Hours Sandy Emberton 3000 Hour Jan Ricketts


Heart of the House Staff House Near Cox South

From The Happy Anniversary 1 Year

Aden Gaulding, House near Cox South Avery Gaulding, House near Cox South Heidi Gaulding, House near Cox South Taylor Shireman, Tooth Truck Meghan Zengel, House near Cox South

Lauryn Allison Hannah Anderson Johnny Anderson Alaina Arner Connie Benna Oana Bozek Maggie Bradley Tyler Brasfield Martha Brooks Nadean Burnett Ashton Canfield Dave Canfield Phillip Canfield Vivian Carissimo Nicole Cenedese Evelyn Close Heather Cottle-Dillon Taylor Croy Mariel Delgado Cruz Kathy Dennis Audrey Dlabach Jan Dooly Judy Duncan Bill Duplisse Nancy Duplisse Diana Edgington Kate Fletcher Lexie Gambino Autumn Garner

Aden Gaulding Avery Gaulding Heidi Gaulding Becky Gillham Sharon Gillham Shawn Gott Fabian Goyes Maria Goyes Amy Grubaugh Kelley Haertling Angela Hammond-Hill Darren Harrelson Laura Harrelson Mackenzie Harrelson Cindy Harris Katie Herman Charity Hightree Link Hill Zoe Hill Gracie Holt Kathy Jenkins Paula Johns Clayton Keller Kennedy Keller Savannah Keller Randi Kerr Betty Kniep Julia Kovacs Zachary Kram

Caroline Langley Adrienne McCoy Sandra McNeive Amber Marmon Megan Marsh Brittany Means Eileen Meinsen Larry Meinsen Sandy Morris Jordan Myers Christian Nguyen Ana Ortiz Shayleigh Patterson Karla Peck Angela Phillips Dani Peterson Kay Prost Kathy Purvis Bibiana Ramirez Kennedy Randles Cliff Ricketts Jan Ricketts Evan Roberts George Schlick Rachel Schmeling Joan Schroeder Anne Schubert Maggie Shelton Teri Shoemake

House At Mercy Children’s Hospital John Barron Josh Bell Allison Blacksher Michael Bohnert Allison Burkholder Courtney Cramer Angela Dearing Nick DeLaney Tonya DeLaney Megan Dwyer Sandy Emberton Laurie Feick Brittany Figaro

Terry Greer Ann Griesemer Sarah Gutzke Brenda Havens Carri Hummer Jessi Hummer Jenni Jacka Lillian Jacka Jami Jones Tyler Jones MaKenzie Judy Stevie Kiss Katelin Krusz

Angel Laukon Angel Le Taylor Lee Brian Loesel Tamara Maddox Barbara McBride Larry McBride Elaina Mihalik Rebekah Mitts Alyssa Mondeaux Abby Monsees Miranda Nelson Pooja Patel

Gabe Siemens Sue Sloan Debbie Slocum Randy Slocum T.J. Slocum Mary Smith Ashleigh Spalding Kara Speights Kim Stagner Brianna Steiert Brandon Taylor Karen Taylor Kelsey Taylor Kristina Taylor Rich Taylor Melanie Turner Ava Uzzell Sondra Uzzell Tristen Uzzell Abigail Weitzel Lucy Weitzel Joanna Weitzel Scott Weitzel Sara Westbrooks Sara Wilken Danielle Wolford Megan Zengel

Marc Propst Karla Reed Sharon Rowland Chandler Saner Mikaela Smith Amy Sullinger Serenity Sullinger Katelyn Sullivan Tammy Taylor Kirstin Terris Debbie Williams Rebecca Won Heather Young

Welcome, New Volunteers To Houses Connie Benna, Nadean Burnett, Diana Edgington, Autumn Garner, Gracie Holt, Amber Marmon, and Sara Wilken Heart Beats is published monthly for volunteers of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Ozarks and The Tooth Truck, Inc. Editor: Staci Holland The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates: McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities logo, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House logo, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, RMHC. The Tooth Truck name and logo are owned by The Tooth Truck, Inc.

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RMHC Staff President & CEO Bonnie Keller House Program Director Staci Holland Tooth Truck Program Director Mindy Muñoz Project Manager Amber Price Assistant to the President Debbie Kinser Development Assistant Kim Booth Administrative Assistant Debbi Gafner

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEAR COX SOUTH House Manager Megan Schussler Associate House Manager Amber Campbell Assistant House Managers Karis Agnew Jacinda Canfield Brittany Gamble Crosby Keller Kayla Love Sara Wikoff

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE AT MERCY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL House Manager Alexis Rainwater Associate House Manager Brian Powers Assistant House Managers Amy Crawford Bailey Ghan Danielle Maez Hannah Major Danielle Walcher Melanie Ward


RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE AT MERCY

May Birthdays

Family Dinner

Spotlight

May 2 Dr. Brett Durbin May 4 Gina Wyland

Springfield Catholic When did you start providing meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House? We have been volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House for a little over a year. How did you get involved with the Family Dinner Program? A group of moms from Springfield Catholic High School wanted to get together and volunteer. We all enjoy cooking and felt the Ronald McDonald House would be a great way to spend time with friends and help others at the same time. What is your favorite thing about participating in the Family Dinner Program? Being able to help others in our community.

L to R: Terri Libel, Kristy Bowenschulte, Beverly Quinn, Karen Hawes, Peggy Walz, Helen Daus

What would you like to say to other groups who are considering volunteering with the Family Dinner Program? Just do it! It is very rewarding. If committing once a month seems too much, get creative with the structure of your group. We have three members of our group who volunteer each month. Someone is in charge of the main dish, someone prepares a side, and the other brings dessert. Then we rotate so we get to volunteer with everyone in our group at some point during the year. By rotating, some of us are “on” during the month and some of us are “off,” but the Ronald McDonald House always has a meal the second Tuesday of each month from Springfield Catholic!

Lovin’ #forRMHC

McDonald’s new Lovin’ #forRMHC Campaign kicked off on May 1st and will run through May 10th as our 63 area McDonald’s restaurants show the love for RMHC of the Ozarks. Employees will be asking customers to purchase $1, $3 or $5 paper hearts to show their support for Ronald McDonald House Charities, as well as encouraging online and text donations for their store’s campaign. Each restaurant has their own crowdfunding campaign with unique text keyword and online giving site, so be sure to stop by your favorite McDonald’s to find out their special code and purchase a heart to support RMHC.

May 5 Sara Westbrooks May 11 Angel Le May 12 Doug Carter Kirstin Terris May 15 Courtney Cramer Taylor Lee Alyssa Mondeaux Randy Slocum May 20 Amber Price May 22 Bonnie Keller May 24 Sandy McNeive May 26 Angela Phillips

May Dinner Groups RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEAR COX SOUTH Aldersgate JH Alpha Delta Pi- Gamma Mu Becky Vitt and Friends Cassidy United Methodist Cerner Si3 Church of JCLDS Church of Jesus Christ LDS Covenant Presbyterian Crane FBLA First Christian Church- Ash Grove Glendale Christian Church Greene County 4-H Teen Council Home Depot

Jonathan Hopper Just Friends Kettle Cookers Knights of Columbus Knights Templar MSU AFC Mu Phi Epsilon Oak Grove Assemblies of God Republic Rainbow Girls Schweitzer UMC Life Group Second Baptist Church Selena Wilkerson Springfield Catholic

The Girlfriends The Good Family The Neely Family Union Hill Church of Christ Venues Church Open May Dinner Dates: May 15, 22, 23, 24 & 27 Open June Dinner Dates: June 2, 11, 19, 21, 27, 29, & 30

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE AT MERCY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Ash Grove United Methodist-Presbyterian Church Battlefield United Methodist Church The Clotfelter Family & Little Caesars Combat Engineers – Ft. Leonard Wood The Cramer Family Drury Volunteer Corps East Sunshine Church of Christ Fair Grove NHS FedEx The Golden’s Hillcrest Presbyterian Church Hopper Julie Gray & Friends

Louise Morgan Mercy Communications Center Mercy Corporate Health and Wellness Mercy Imaging Mercy Orthopedic Hospital Mercy Outpatient Therapy The Micham Family Mychelle & Jen OTC ASN Program Peak Performance Physical Therapy/The Clay Family Republic FCCLA Sandy McNeive and Staci Holland SBU College of Nursing

Second Baptist Small Group Take Charge Torch Club Turning Point Church Union Hill Church of Christ Wellington Hills Friends Open May Dinner Dates: May 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 16, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, & 30 Open June Dinner Dates: June 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 & 30

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Wish List HAPPY WHEELS WISH LIST Small bottles of lotion Mini hand sanitizers Activity books (crossword puzzles, Sudoku, word finder) Small packs of crayons for the activity books Travel manicure sets Chapstick Individual packs of Kleenex Individually packaged snacks (Goldfish, granola bars, Teddy Grahams, gum, mints, Lifesavers, etc.) 12-ounce water bottles

HOUSE AT MERCY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL HE Laundry detergent Swiffer liquid Coffee filters Coffee & tea Magic Erasers Labels for food Drink mixes Hygiene products Gallon-size Ziploc bags Laundry baskets Aluminum foil

HOUSE NEAR COX SOUTH 8-gallon trash bags Individually wrapped breakfast items White queen deep pocket sheets (fitted and flat) White standard-size pillowcases White bath & hand towels White wash cloths Detergent Stamps 8 1/2 x 11 Paper K-cups Large Tupperware containers

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Around the Houses 10,000

Families Served! In March, the House program reached a milestone as we welcomed our 10,000th family at the Houses! That’s 10,000 families who were able to stay close to their children and provide care while they were in the hospital; 10,000 families who were able to receive all the comforts of home during a difficult time; and 10,000 families who were able to heal together- All made possible by the selfless acts of volunteers, donors and generous supporters of our Ronald McDonald Houses! We recently received a beautiful thank you note from a family who found a “home away from home” at our House near Cox South and wanted to share their words with you: Being able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House has been a huge blessing to our family. This experience has allowed my husband to be able to continue working and still be an active participant in the care and feedings for our daughter, Kiyah. Staying at the House has allowed my husband to be more involved due to less travel time to and from work. I stay at the Ronald McDonald House throughout the day between feedings and it has allowed me time to rest and allow my blood pressure to stay regulated since it is less stress for me. The blessing of having a shuttle and being close to the hospital has helped relieve so much stress since I am still unable to drive. We have been continuously blessed by the prayers, gifts and positive thoughts that are shared with us daily. Kiyah continues to grow and make progress and I believe it is because we are able to spend time together as a family thanks to the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you is not enough for everything the House has provided for us. Callie Maher & Family

Share a Heart

The 22nd Annual Share a Heart Campaign numbers are in, and we are very pleased to announce another amazing year! With $109,707 worth of hearts adopted, and $28,500 in generosity from our sponsors, we are once again impressed with the dedication of our supporters. These generous gifts aren’t possible without the support of our community, and we thank you for sharing your hearts and helping us further the mission of the Ronald McDonald Houses. Our reigning “Share a Heart” Champion also keeps his title with an impressive $11,447 raised by TJ Slocum. TJ is a committed volunteer, and with the help of his parents, Randy and Debbie, continues to show his enthusiasm by selling more hearts than anyone each year. Since 2008, TJ has raised $57,811 for the Ronald McDonald Houses of the Ozarks, and we are very grateful for his dedication.


RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEAR COX

Volunteer Spotlight Kate Fletcher Let’s learn a little bit more about House near Cox South volunteer, Kate Fletcher…

How did you learn about the Ronald McDonald House? Whenever I was considering joining a sorority, I checked into all of their philanthropies. I wasn’t 100% sure which sorority I wanted to be a part of, but I knew that I definitely wanted to become the Philanthropy Chair in the future. During recruitment I asked a lot of questions about the Ronald McDonald House and once I was officially a member, I decided I wanted to be more involved. I chose the local Ronald McDonald House (Cox location) for my Social Work Service Learning class last fall and was also elected Community Service Chair in my sorority. Those opportunities really sparked my interest in the organization. Spending time with the staff, volunteers and families help me learn and see with my own eyes how incredible the organization is and how much it is needed.

What is your favorite part about volunteering? My favorite thing to do at the House is to help with creative projects. Anything art-related has always been a passion of mine and I enjoy contributing to the “home away from home” atmosphere. I enjoy making welcome cards, door signs, bulletin boards, etc. Other things I enjoy doing are mailings and just anything else that needs attention right away! What do you enjoy in your free time? I enjoy volunteering, working on philanthropy projects, spending time with my family and friends/sorority sisters, traveling, watching movies and creating art projects! What are your extra curricular activities? I am the Philanthropy Chair for Alpha Delta Pi at Missouri State University and also a member of the Social Work Club on campus. As philanthropy chair I get to plan fundraising events and organize community

Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks service opportunities to benefit the House. The social work club allows me to stay up-todate with the latest topics in our community and volunteer at events with other students in the same field as me. These extracurricular activities are a huge part of my life and I could not be happier with the way they have shaped me! Do you volunteer anywhere else in the Springfield community? Yes, I also volunteer regularly at Harmony House and have helped out in the Advocacy Office and The Kitchen. Other places that I enjoy volunteering at from time to time are Convoy of Hope and Boys and Girls Club in Springfield.

Staff Stuff

Welcome to the House, Bailey! Bailey Ghan is our newest Assistant Manager at the Mercy House and is currently a sophomore at Evangel University. She will be transferring to Missouri State University in the fall as she pursues a degree in Criminal Justice. Eventually, she would like to work somewhere within the prison system, either as a corrections officer or as a probation/parole officer working with the prisoners as they are released and integrated back into society. Bailey’s family has had firsthand experience with the Ronald McDonald House and she has been exposed to the mission of the organization all her life. In September 2014, she started as a temporary volunteer at the Mercy House for school with a classmate and friend; after spending time in the House she become a regular volunteer and when the opportunity arose to apply to be a staff member, she eagerly answered the call! “RMH is a place and an organization that has been near and dear to my heart for a long time so I was excited to jump at the chance to become an Assistant Manager! My favorite thing about being an Assistant Manager is the chance I get to work with and encourage families during a difficult time in their lives”, added Ghan. We appreciate your enthusiasm and look forward to working with you, Bailey!

National Nurses Week

HOUSE NEAR COX SOUTH STATS March 2015 Families Served........42 Nights................... 301 Families from Missouri..................34 Families from Other States...............8 Year-To-Date Families Served...... 108 Program-to-Date Families Served... 8,988

HOUSE AT MERCY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL STATS March 2015 Families Served........ 50 Nights................... 270 Families from Missouri..................46 Families from Other States...............4 Year-To-Date Families Served.......112 Program-to-Date Families Served....1,081

May 6th - 12th

During National Nurses Week, we celebrate the many individuals who work closely with our staff at the Houses and on the Tooth Truck to serve the families and patients who need our services. We appreciate your continued partnership and your role in helping RMHC fulfill our mission!

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Heart of the Truck

Megan Blake Samantha Bornaman Marissa Buechel Chelsea Carroll Matt Freihofer Jessica Havener Linda Heslin Connie McCarter Micayla Miles Nick Moore Ashlee Robinson Clayton Schwinke Zach Shaw Taylor Shireman Bryson Starkey McKenzie Swan Melinda Thurman Gina Wyland

Tooth Truck Wish List Markers and Colored Pencils Chapstick Matchbox Cars Headbands and Hair Accessories Keychains Superhero Themed Toys

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Tooth Talk

A Smile is a Smile in Any Language Written By Dr. Sarah Cimino On the Tooth Truck, we are well aware a dentist office can be intimidating to children who have had limited experiences with dental care. We pride ourselves in bridging the gap with these kids by showing them that visiting the dentist can be fun while empowering them with the tools to get and keep their mouths healthy. One particular group of patients that often comes to us with fears and trepidations are those that are new to America and are still learning to speak English. I’m sure we can all imagine how intimidating it must be to seek health care and not understand anything the doctor and staff are telling you – let alone only being a child! This spring we had the privilege of seeing an extended family that has come full circle with their mastery of the English language and corresponding comfort with receiving dental care on the Tooth Truck. Three years ago I was able to treat a family of five who had recently immigrated to Springfield from Ukraine. While we struggled at times to communicate, they understood the power of a smile and we successfully treated 37 cavities among the siblings. Later that year we were able to address the dental concerns of three more children from Ukraine who were cousins of the first family. Sixteen more cavities were restored and another group of kids left the Tooth Truck with brighter smiles and the tools to keep them that way.

This spring we were delighted to have some of the children from the two Ukrainian families return to the Tooth Truck. They were very excited to tell us in perfect English how they had

present during their initial appointments. Throughout their visits to repair their 16 cavities, they received comfort and support knowing that their cousins had gone through the

been taking care of their teeth and we all celebrated when we confirmed they did not have any new cavities! This was just the transformation we always hope to see – a family of children with extreme dental needs and fears returning to us with big cavity-free smiles, proud to show us how they’ve kept their mouths healthy by brushing and flossing.

same experiences. Before and after each visit we were able to utilize their family members as translators to explain the procedures and answer any of their questions. With each visit, the girls became more comfortable with the staff and it was apparent they had improved their brushing and flossing at home by their increasingly brighter smiles.

This story doesn’t just stop here though. While we were celebrating the accomplishments of Marin and Marisela they informed us that they had another set of cousins who had recently immigrated and were hoping to be seen on the Tooth Truck. We eagerly brought Arina and Karyna out for their appointments and were able to calm their fears by having one of their cousins

Since 2011 we were able to treat eleven children among the three extended families that all immigrated to Springfield from Ukraine. Over 69 cavities were addressed and a staggering $19,623 in free dental treatment was provided!


Welcome,

Alise Deines! We are thrilled to introduce Alise Deines, our new Healthy Smiles Academy Manager. She is responsible for the operations of our in-school brushing program. She works closely with school staff to ensure participants have the proper skills and knowledge to establish daily brushing in the school setting. Alise is very familiar with the importance of preventative oral care and is excited to help children develop a healthy, lifelong routine. Alise attended Ozarks Technically Community College with a focus on psychology. She worked with foster youth in the state of Missouri for five years, and has a love for children and helping them achieve improved self-image and self-esteem. She is excited to continue this mission to help children through the in-school brushing program. Alise loves staying active and participating in projects that enhance the wellbeing of others. Spending quality time with her six year-old son is most important to her. She enjoys watching movies, going to the park, and doing outdoor activities with him. Welcome to the team, Alise!

All-Star Weekend

MRS. C’S RECIPES

Dental Appointments Provided...................351 Year-to-Date Dental Appointments........... 958

Program-to-Date Value of Treatments...... $10,336,696 Children Who Received Treatment: Boys & Girls Town Billings Schools Bingham Elementary Jeffries Elementary Mark Twain Elementary Pipkin Middle School Portland Elementary Willard Schools

STAFF

General Dentist Dr. Sarah Cimino

6 C. unpeeled cored apples ½ C. raisins

½ C. vanilla non-fat yogurt

Children Treated....... 189

President & CEO Bonnie Keller Program Director Mindy Muñoz

Apple Salad

2 Tbsp Honey

March 2015

Program-to-Date Dental Appointments........43,683

It’s an ALL-STAR weekend June 5th & 6th, 2014. The 14th Annual Sertoma GRIN IRON CLASSIC (all-star high school football game) and the 4th Annual Sertoma GRIN ACTION CLASSIC (all-star high school volleyball tournament) will take place at Parkview High School in Springfield. Both events are being presented by Delta Dental of Misouri and the Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma Club. Other generous sponsors include O’Reilly Auto Parts, the Greater Springfield Dental Society, Great Southern Bank, Mercy, Patterson Dental, Mediacom, The Team, McCann Printing and McDonald’s. RMHC of the Ozarks and the All-Star Smiles Sertoma Club are hosting this “All-Star Weekend” featuring Southwest Missouri’s all-stars, all graduated seniors. It all benefits the Tooth Truck! Volunteers are needed for both events and we’d love for YOU to join us. Contact Brian Powers if you are interesting in helping at 417-820-0764 or Brian.Powers@RMHCozarks.org.

1/3 C. chopped walnuts

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile of the Ozarks

Enjoy wonderful recipes provided by Mrs. Vivian Carissimo, also known as Mrs. C.

Combine apples, raisins and nuts in a bowl. Mix yogurt and honey, then toss with apple mixture.

VOLUNTEER TIP OF THE MONTH Ant Deterrent If you have a problem with ants coming in your door, take a piece of white chalk and draw a line. The ants will not cross the line! Also, ants do not like cayenne pepper or cucumber peelings around their anthills.

Temporary Dentists Dr. Aaron Dannegger Dr. Brett Durbin Dr. Randi Green Healthy Smiles Academy Manager Alise Deines Office Manager Emma Davis Dental Assistants Megan Lambert Kim Otradovec Part-Time Dental Assistants Jackie Malik

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LifePoints Lift Don’t forget to donate your LifePoints to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks through LifePoints Lift at the Community Blood Center! With each donation, you have the opportunity to give life through blood and help support RMHC through LifePoints Lift. It’s simple! • Ask to sign the Ronald McDonald House Charities page of the LifePoints Lift book when you donate blood • Sign up for LifePoints at www.cbco.org/lifepoints • Earn points each time you donate blood (through September 2015) • Designate those points for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks through your online profile (create a profile at www.cbco.org/lifepoints-lift) • Points turn into CASH for RMHC! Schedule your appointment at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks today! For more information about LifePoints Lift, please visit www.cbco.org/lifepoints-lift/.

Charli Dawn Davis Benefit Motorcycle Ride On April 11th, the 3rd Annual Charli Dawn Davis Benefit Motorcycle Ride started in Branson and ended at the House near Cox South where riders enjoyed lunch prepared by the Knights of Columbus. After staying at the House during Charli’s hospitalization, her family organized this ride for the third year to give back to the House that has given so much to them. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event! Proceeds will be announced sometime in May.

Heart Beats Newsletter, May 2015  

A monthly newsletter for volunteers of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks and The Tooth Truck, Inc.

Heart Beats Newsletter, May 2015  

A monthly newsletter for volunteers of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks and The Tooth Truck, Inc.