Brush-a-mania 2018

30
Mar
2018
Scarborough Passport
Scarborough, ON
Canada

THE EVENT

Brush-a-mania is a not-for-profit program designed to promote oral health and awareness among young children from Junior Kindergarten to grade 6. It was started in 2001 by the Rotary Club of Toronto – Don Mills and has already reached over 600,000 students. Our purpose is to educate and motivate children and to bring together dentists, Rotarians, teachers and parents to create a celebration around proper dental care.

 

THE BRUSH OFF

Each participating school will hold an assembly during the month of April, where a dentist and a Rotarian will come into the school and provide the children with an interactive, entertaining presentation in proper dental care. Each assembly will conclude with a Brush-off, where all participants brush their teeth simultaneously for 3 minutes.  (Participation in the Brush-off is at the discretion of the Principal.)  Schools may contact their assigned dentist to arrange in-class visits.

 

THE PROGRAM

The students track their brushes for the entire month of April in the classroom and at home on-line. Each student receives a Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste, a Brush-a-mania instruction pamphlet, as well as, a Brush-a-mania sticker. When the students complete the online program, they will be able to print out a Brush-a-mania certificate of achievement.  His or her name will be entered into a draw to win an Xbox One or one of fifty tablets.

 

CITY OF TORONTO PROCLAIMS ORAL HEALTH DAY

Friday, March 31, 2017 will be proclaimed Oral Health Day by Mayor John Tory. We would like to encourage other municipalities to also declare this day Oral Health Day in their community. We are recommending that as many school assemblies as possible be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10 am to coordinate the Brush-off across Canada.

 

SUPPLIES

Schools will be provided with all of the supplies required to run the program in late March.

 

COST OF PROGRAM

There is no cost for City of Toronto schools.  The Rotary Club of Toronto – Don Mills fundraisers every year to support these schools.  For schools outside the City of Toronto, all supplies necessary to run the program may be purchased for $1 per student.  (Includes delivery to the school.)

REGISTER NOW at www.Brushamania.ca

For more information, contact Jennifer Boyd:  Jennifer@brushamania.ca

 

Thank you so much for considering supporting this community event.