Unfortunately, due to the continued coronavirus pandemic, the 17th Annual Red Feather Gala fundraising event was held virtually instead of in-person from November 6-13, 2021.
This virtual fundraising event helped raise funds to benefit OKCIC’s patients in need of dentures, giving them their smile back. Items in the auction included Native American jewelry, paintings, sports memorabilia, virtual outings for groups and more.
Providing dentures to patients is a service OKCIC typically cannot give because of the cost involved in getting dentures made. With dentures, the person may be able to speak more clearly, eat normally again, continue eating their favorite foods, and have a healthier smile and younger appearance. Dentures have been proven to increase self-esteem and improve confidence.
“People in need of dentures can feel ashamed or embarrassed by their appearance and avoid doing anything that involves drawing attention to their mouth,” said Monica McKee, Dental Director at OKCIC. “Dentures help to improve personal and professional relationships, which helps people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.”
For more information about future Red Feather Gala’s, please visit redfeathergala.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405) 948-4900 ext. 621.