Dentsply Sirona Endodontics raised more than $13,000 for charity in Tulsa during the company’s cancer awareness “Pink Week” Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Its North American endodontic division operation, located at 5100 E. Skelly Drive, has approximately 190 employees in Tulsa with additional manufacturing employees in Johnson City, Tenn. and others directly serving customers throughout North America.
Over the last five years, Dentsply Sirona’s Tulsa office has held increasingly successful Pink Week activities to bring attention to breast cancer and raise funds for other cancer research and local charities.
According to Jamie Aary, coordinator of the company’s Tulsa Pink Week activities and member of the 13 employee organizing steering committee, this year’s result far surpassed the goal of $10,000 – which itself had been raised in an attempt to double what was raised last year.
Funds raised this year by Tulsa employees will benefit the Tulsa Area United Way and the American Cancer Society.
“We want to offer a big thank-you to all the employees who took the time to participate and make this our best Pink Week celebration ever,” said Aary. “We all have a family member or know someone who has been affected by cancer, so this is our chance as Dentsply Sirona employees to try and make a difference.”
Employees raised the money in a variety of ways – baked good sales, a chili cook-off, silent auctions, offering gift certificates and baskets for sale, even selling Halloween candy that hadn’t been passed out to trick-or-treaters earlier in the week.
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