CHICAGO, June 29 – Aspiring pre-dental student Hannah Wilson is riding her bike across the country as the first participant in Oral Health America’s (OHA) new peer-to-peer fundraising initiative, Smile4Health. The new effort engages individuals with opportunities to raise awareness and much needed funds in support of programmatic work. Wilson will bike across the country to participate in a sport that she loves and to spread the word about oral health.
“It has always been a dream of mine to bike across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This year I have been fortunate to have the opportunity and time to make this dream come true,” said Hannah Wilson. “This adventure will allow me to combine two passions in my life: biking and spreading the word about oral health care.”
The North Carolina native will bike 4,228 miles of the historic TransAmerica Bicycle Trail from Virginia to Oregon beginning July 6 through the Fall. She strives to raise $4,228 or one dollar for each mile; 100% of donations will support OHA programs.
Hannah will chronicle her journey across nine states with a GoPro camera and service stops where she hopes to raise awareness about oral health. Follow her progress here: https://give.everydayhero.com/us/hannah-6
Established in 1955, OHA supports the efforts of “Bringing Healthy Mouths to Life” through its range of partnerships and program efforts across the country.
You can learn more about the Smile4Health program and Hannah’s ride by visiting oralhealthamerica.org/smile4health or call us at 312.836.9900.