Hurley & Volk Orthodontics presented 150 pounds of donated, unopened Halloween candy to local first responders, retirement or senior living communities and a Thanksgiving community dinner of about 1,500 people.
The challenge was a part of Hurley & Volk Orthodontics’ Give Back campaign. Hurley & Volk Orthodontics asked families to drop off their Halloween candy to one of the practice’s three locations in Hampshire, South Elgin and Schaumburg.
Drs. Ryan Hurley and Tonya Volk, the husband-and-wife orthodontic team, volunteered at a dinner hosted by In the Neighborhood Deli at United Methodist Church, which welcomed anyone in the community to a Thanksgiving feast.
Hurley and Volk often see children with damaged braces after Halloween as a result of eating chewy and sticky treats. This year, as they have done the past several years, they wanted to give kids an opportunity to turn in their sweet treats for a good cause and avoid consuming excess sugar and breaking brackets.
“Eating hard, sticky and chewy foods can contribute to tooth decay and can cause damage to braces,” Volk said. “We wanted to encourage kids to shy away from consuming too many sweets and offer an alternative to do something good for our community instead. Our candy Give Back challenge allowed us to accomplish both goals, and we are so proud of our community for joining us in recognizing local heroes and giving back to their community.”
Hurley and Volk share a vision for their practice that is as much about creating the healthiest and most beautiful smiles as it is about creating an environment of comfort and happiness.
They are committed to exceeding patients’ expectations by consistently providing orthodontic care and positive patient experiences. Hurley & Volk Orthodontics is dedicated to “making our community smile” and continuously is searching for ways to give back.
For information about Hurley & Volk Orthodontics and community outreach initiatives, visit hurleyvolkortho.com.