Miles for Smiles Pledge Run

MILES FOR SMILES – Going the Distance for the Community!

October 1st & 2nd

2 Runners – 100 Miles

Luke Preussler, Director of Mission at CHI St. Joseph’s Health, is raising awareness and funds to support the CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Dental Clinic and FATHER Project. On October 1 and 2, 2020 Luke will run 100 miles between Brainerd, MN and Bemidji, MN along the Paul Bunyan Trail in the Miles for Smiles Pledge Run. He is joined on the trail by his friend and running partner, Pastor Justin Domogalla of Park Rapids, MN. The two men are passionate about building health equity and advocacy and are going the distance for these programs.

Luke says, “This is an excellent opportunity to elevate resources we have in our community. Both the FATHER Project and the Community Dental Clinic provide services that move us closer to our vision of ‘a healthier future for all.’ Research demonstrates that social and environmental conditions contribute to approximately 50% of individual health status. Programs and services that seek to improve upon social risk factors are essential to our mission of ‘advancing social justice for all.’”

Established in 2004, the Community Dental Clinic has helped fill an unmet need for dental care in the region for those most vulnerable. 100% of patients are on Medicaid or are uninsured. The FATHER Project has provided many men a way to navigate, and improve, challenging barriers they are facing with parenting, relationships and employment. Over 105 fathers have graduated from the FATHER Project program and outreach efforts continue. Please support this effort by considering a pledge/donation. Whether you pledge 5 miles, or 100 miles, your gift makes a difference!

Miles for Smiles Pledge Run

Your tax-deductible donation to the Miles for Smiles run will be shared between programs. On behalf of the runners, Community Dental Clinic, FATHER Project and Foundation ~ THANK YOU!

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General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Phone: 218.732.3311
Toll Free: 800.566.3311
Fax: 218.732.1360

General Information

600 Pleasant Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218.732.3311 | Toll Free: 800.566.3311 | Fax: 218.732.1360