Golf tour­na­ment stumps up funds to help oral hy­giene

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS - By OUYANG SHIJIA ouyang­shi­jia@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

Ar­rail Group Ltd, the high­end oral health­care provider, re­cently raised nearly 70,000 yuan ($10,493) in the Bei­jing sec­tion of the sixth na­tional Ar­rail Cup Charity Golf Tour­na­ment. The event aims to help im­prove the oral hy­giene of or­phans and dis­abled chil­dren in He­nan, Guizhou and Hubei prov­inces, and the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­ton­o­mous re­gion.

The tour­na­ment, a joint ef­fort be­tween Ar­rail Group Ltd and the China OralHealth Foun­da­tion, is the only char­i­ta­ble golf com­pe­ti­tion in the do­mes­tic den­tal in­dus­try.

Ar­rail said it is us­ing its ad­vanced re­sources to con­trib­ute to so­ci­ety, en­hanc­ing peo­ple’s aware­ness of oral health and draw­ing so­ci­ety’s at­ten­tion to or­phans and dis­abled chil­dren’s oral health. After the tour­na­ment, the com­pany of­fered donors med­i­cal ser­vice stored-value cards for the value of the amount they do­nated.

“Over the past five years our cus­tomers, em­ploy­ees and part­ners have been en­thu­si­as­tic about par­tic­i­pat­ing in the char­i­ta­ble project for or­phans and dis­abled chil­dren in west­ern China. And we will work closely with the China Oral Health Foun­da­tion, en­cour­ag­ing the com­mu­nity to fo­cus on the project,” said Ar­rail Founder and Pres­i­dent Robert Zou.

Early in 2011, the foun­da­tion es­tab­lished the Com­pre­hen­sive Or­phansandDis­abled Chil­dren Oral Disease Preven­tion Project. And since then, ev­ery year the com­pany has do­nated all the money raised from the tour­na­ment to the project, en­abling those chil­dren to make reg­u­lar den­tal check­ups.

“The oral disease preven­tion project is the only pub­lic health project for vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in China,” said Zheng Shuguo, a pro­fes­sor at China OralHealth Foun­da­tion.

“In the fu­ture, our foun­da­tion will work to­gether with Ar­rail, pro­tect­ing those chil­dren’s den­tal health.”

Zheng added that up un­til now the project has cov­ered 23 prov­inces and cities in China, pro­vid­ing oral health ser­vices for over 20,000 or­phans and dis­abled chil­dren. He said the com­pany wanted to of­fer com­pre­hen­sive treat­ment ser­vices for those with se­vere oral disease.

Ac­cord­ing to com­pany sta­tis­tics, money raised from the an­nual charity golf tour­na­ments nor­mally to­tals around 150,000 yuan. Last year, the com­pany raised more than 50,000 yuan in the tour­na­ment on the Bei­jing leg of the tour­na­ment.

At the end of Oc­to­ber and ear­lyNovem­ber, the com­pany will hold the Ar­rail Cup Charity Golf Tour­na­ment in Shen­zhen and Shang­hai, aim­ing to in­volv­ing more peo­ple in the char­i­ta­ble dona­tion pro­gram.

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