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Press Release for Toronto:  April 3, 2020

 

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity for Toronto:  April 3, 2020

 

Dentists and Rotarians are teaching kids to take care of their oral health for a lifetime by giving them a big brush off!    “It is very important that children learn about oral healthcare while they are young because it’s such an important component of their overall health,” said Dr. Raffy Chouljian, Brush-a-mania Chair.

THE EVENT

Brush-a-mania is an annual program designed to promote oral health and awareness among young children. Its purpose is to educate and motivate children, and to bring together dentists, Rotarians, teachers and parents to create a celebration around proper oral health care. The goal for 2020 is to have 100,000 students in 300 schools participate throughout Canada.

Now in its twentieth consecutive year, Brush-a-mania is a not-for-profit program designed for children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 to promote good oral health. This creative, in-school awareness program created by the Toronto area Rotary Clubs has proven highly successful in Toronto, and is now being extended across the country.

 

THE BRUSH OFF

Each participating school will hold an assembly at the end of March or early April, where a dentist and a Rotarian will come into the school and provide the children with an interactive, entertaining presentation in proper dental care. Each assembly will conclude with a Brush-off, where all participants brush their teeth simultaneously for three minutes.


THE PROGRAM

The students track their brushes for the entire month of April in the classroom and at home online.  Each student receives a Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste, a Brush-a-mania instruction pamphlet, as well as, a Brush-a-mania sticker.  When the students complete the online program, they will be able to print out a Brush-a-mania certificate of achievement.  His or her name will be entered into a draw to win an Xbox One or one of fifty tablets.

The online contest is open to any elementary student in Canada.  Simply register at www.brushamania.ca.

 

ORAL HEALTH MONTH

Oral Health Month takes place every April.  The province-wide Brush-a-mania program in elementary schools, promotes the importance of oral health to overall health. Oral Health Month events also allow members of the public to benefit from dentists’ medical training and expertise by asking any questions they might have about their oral health.

 

ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are more than 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The Scarborough Rotary Passport Club was the original partner for Brush-a-mania.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Jennifer Boyd

Scarborough Rotary Passport Club

pr@brushamania.ca

www.brushamania.ca

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Toothbrush Teachings- Brush-a-mania in the Toronto Sun Oral Health insert (page 5)

April 2011: MEDIA ADVISORY – Honourable Margarett Best, Ontario Minister of Health Promotion and Sport, will help kick off the Don Mills Rotary’s 11th annual Brush-a-mania program – part of April Oral Health Month

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Premier-Dalton-McGuinty

March 2011: Premier’s letter (English version)French version

April 15, 2010 Local Dentists give students a fresh take on the importance of oral health

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April 2009: Brush-a-mania launch, April 3rd, 2009 with 2 Cabinet Ministers

April 2009: Brush-a-mania related quotes in the Wall Street Journal

April 2009: Brush-a-mania at a school in Kingston, Ontario

April 2009: CNW TELBEC

April 2009: AlphaTrade finance

April 2009: Individual.com

April 2009: newswire.ca

March 2009: A Personal Message from the Premier (English)

March 2009: A Personal Message from the Premier (French)

March 2009: A Message from the Mayor

March 2009: Proclamation – Oral Health Day

March 2007: Bill Patchett at work brushing

March 2007: T.O. schoolkids grin and brush it

March 2007: Mayor David Miller’s Letter

March 2007: Proclamation

April 2007: A Personal Message From The Premier

May 6, 2005: Brush-a-mania – Scarborough Mirror

April 2006: A Personal Message From The Premier

March 2006: Mayor David Miller Proclaims Oral Health Day

March 2006: David Miller : A Message From The Mayor

April 2005: Brush-a-mania – Bluffs Monitor

April 27, 2005: Brush-a-mania discussed at Queen’s Park – ORAL HEALTH MONTH

April 19, 2005: Students brush-up on dental health – Beach Metro News

April 8, 2005: Ontario Health Minister Kicks Off Brush-a-Mania 2005 Program

March 30, 2005: Schools host Brush-a-Mania – The Forester

March 2005: Mayor David Miller’s Letter

March 2005: Proclamation

Premier-Dalton-McGuinty

Premier’s letter

For more information please contact PR@brushamania.ca