Smile Generation Hosts Event to Launch 100 Wells for Ethiopia
The Smile Generation in cooperation with charity: water held a launch party on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 for their 100 Wells for Ethiopia project. Bright yellow jerry cans lined the ballroom lobby and a drink mimicking dirty water was served to guests. While the atmosphere was festive, the goal of the evening was serious: to launch charity: water fundraising campaigns in order to build at least 100 Wells for Ethiopia.
Smile Generation-trusted dentists and Pacific Dental Services team members were on hand to hear charity: water founder Scott Harrison, speak about the importance of funding clean water projects.
A highlight of the evening was the Waterwalk, in which guests were asked to walk around a circular stage carrying two water-filled jerry cans, in order to experience just a fraction of what many people around the world go through walking hours each day just to collect dirty water.
Dr. Burson, pictured above, was part of the dental team that visited Ethiopia last year.
A performance by musician Mat Kearney capped the evening.
In just one night, The Smile Generation succeeded in kicking off 155 campaigns that will help fund 100 wells for Ethiopia by the end of 2013.
You too can donate to the cause at smilegeneration.com/100wells
Join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #100wellsforethiopia