The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology’s (Foundation) sixth annual Race for the Future took place August 24-25, 2019, in conjunction with the Chicago Triathlon in Chicago, IL. While the weather was more than favorable this year, the crashing Lake Michigan waves had a mind of their own. The rough waters may have put a stop to the swim portion of the triathlon, but it certainly did not stop the passion amongst the 35 participants racing for the future of the dental laboratory technology profession.
Several members of the NADL Board of Directors, NBC Board of Trustees, and Foundation Board of Trustees were in attendance as both participants and spectators. Amongst many other participants was Inside Dental Technology’s Vice President, Valerie Berger, who completed the SuperSprint race with her family.
The Race for the Future 6.0 sponsors, participants, and their friends, family members, and colleagues undoubtedly see the importance of why this fundraiser was created, what it stands for, and the longevity of the event. They brought in over $70,000 this year to prove it! Since the first race in 2014, just under $500,000 has been raised from this fundraiser. That’s nearly half a million dollars that goes toward you, your profession, and your future. Whether through grant and scholarship funding, online educational offerings, or other workforce needs in the industry, all revenue raised goes toward you – and the Foundation could not possibly do what they do without you.
The Foundation is ecstatic to announce that the Race for the Future 7.0 will be taking place in conjunction with the 2020 Chicago Triathlon. Rest assured, you do not have to classify yourself as an athlete to participate. There are plenty of options for all levels of athleticism and regardless of what you choose, you are guaranteed to thrive off of the surrounding energy. It’s truly an amazing experience and something you want to be a part of. The Foundation encourages you to participate in some way, shape, or form next year!