Raines Dental kicks off October with its 3rd annual Pink Wednesdays to support cancer treatment

It's part of a month-long effort to support healing and empowerment for women receiving cancer treatment.

Raines Dental, a full-service practice providing comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry in Mullica Hill, kicks off Pink Wednesdays, a month-long effort in honor of breast cancer awareness month for the third year in a row.

Throughout the month of October, for patients who schedule a non-preventative dental appointment on a Wednesday, Raines Dental will donate a portion of the fee to support Mary’s Place by the Sea, a sanctuary for women who are receiving cancer treatment to rest and heal peacefully. The practice is also encouraging patients to share in this effort, accepting donations at the office every day of the week. Those who contribute will be recognized with a pink tooth displayed prominently in the office.

Located in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, Mary’s Place by the Sea is a non-medical facility that provides complementary services for women receiving cancer treatment. Its mission: “to support women with cancer through integrative services which complement their medical treatment and empower, educate and support their healing: mind, body and soul.”

This includes a combination of supportive services such as oncology massage, nutrition, guided meditation, expressive writing and yoga, to name a few. Over the last decade, Mary’s Place has welcomed more than 9,000 women through its doors.

“Each year I am struck by the response from patients as we add pink tooth after pink tooth to our wall,” says practice owner, Jason Raines. “We believe in making a difference whether it is providing dental treatment, helpful education or support with various efforts throughout the year. As we selected an organization for our third Pink Wednesdays, I was drawn to Mary’s Place by the Sea and its reference to ‘The Star Thrower’ – a young man who was committed to make a difference even in the life of one. We are looking forward to supporting this healing sanctuary and its 10th year anniversary.”

The 3rd annual Pink Wednesdays comes on the heels of the Raines Dental month-long back-to-school drive in August and is one of many efforts Dr. Raines has implemented or supported to help those in need. Other programs have included Access to Care as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Give Kids a Smile, Dentistry From the Heart and “Take Mom and Dad to the Dentist” this past May and June. He adds, “there is nothing more rewarding than giving back.”

For more information, visit RainesDental.com or call (856) 343-4020.