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Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) Receives $10,000 Donation for Dental Clinic

December 28, 2011

Santa Rosa Beach, FL – Ryan Jumonville, a resident of Destin, just gave the kids of Walton and Okaloosa County Florida something to smile about! Jumonville donated $10,000 to Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) as they expand their outreach to uninsured and underinsured children needing restorative dental care by turning an existing building into a three chair dental clinic. The 501(c)3 organization is in the midst of a campaign to secure funds for ongoing operating expenses to sustain the clinic as well as other CVHN programs.

Jumonville's cousin, Kris "The Kid" Jumonville, lost a battle with Cystic Fibrosis a few years ago. His life will be honored as his name is displayed permanently inside the clinic. Jumonville shares, "I worked with Kris at Louisiana Dental Plan in the early 90's. He would be proud to be a part of the CVHN dental clinic. I am proud to be a part of this project and I am truly excited for the uninsured and underinsured kids of Walton and Okaloosa County."

CVHN's Executive Director, Zach Billingsley says, "The severity of cases we have seen on our Mobile Dental Bus over the past few years has been overwhelming and sad to witness. More than 65% of the children we examine on the bus have decay requiring prompt restorative dental care. The new clinic will focus on these severe cases, allowing our Mobile Dental Bus to focus on preventative treatments and visit more grades and more schools in the future. This generous donation from Mr. Jumonville will allow us to cover a significant amount of expense related to the clinic and we are very pleased to provide an opportunity to further his cousin's legacy."

The CVHN Dental Clinic will be located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012. CVHN has multiple opportunities available at various donation levels for those wishing to personalize a donation or honor a loved one. Anyone interested can contact Zach at 850-622-3200 ext.102 or zach@cvhnkids.org. For more information about the free prescription drug program, visit www.cvhnkids.org.

Children's Volunteer Health Network, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of uninsured and underinsured school-aged children by facilitating free, immediate access to medical, dental, vision and mental health care. Children enrolled in the free and reduced lunch programs in Walton and Okaloosa Counties qualify for CVHN' services. To learn more contact us at (850) 622-3200 or visit us at www.cvhnkids.org