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December 24, 2008 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 7
Mahwah Marathoner raises $1,800+ for children with clubfoot
On a chilly morning, Mahwah resident
Allison Jackson crossed the ﬁ nish line in
front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art,
successfully completing her quest to com-
plete the Philadelphia Marathon. But ﬁ nish-
ing the race was only a fraction of what she
accomplished. She also raised more than
$1,800 to cure children who have clubfoot.
All proceeds will be donated to CURE
International, a nonproﬁ t organization that
treats children in developing countries.
With the money Jackson raised, the organi-
zation can cure nine children of clubfoot.
Clubfoot is the most common physical
birth defect. Each year, clubfoot affects
more than 200,000 newborn children in
the developing world. This condition twists
and deforms a child’s feet, making walking
extremely difﬁ cult.
Jackson was born with clubfoot, and the
condition was corrected. “I am very thank-
ful I had a chance to receive medical care
Allison Jackson at the ﬁ nish line.
for my clubfoot so I could grow up without
physical limitations,” she said.
“When I discovered there were millions
of children with this condition in the devel-
oping world who need help right now, I
decided to use my participation in the mar-
athon as a platform to raise awareness and
money for their medical treatment. I would
like to thank everyone who joined me in
supporting my run.”
Through its CURE Clubfoot Worldwide
program, CURE International reached more
than 2,000 clubfoot children last year. In the
last two years, CURE Clubfoot Worldwide
has already helped start clubfoot treatment
programs in 10 developing countries, and
its goal is to reach 50,000 children in the
next ﬁ ve years.
To ﬁ nd out more about CURE Interna-
tional and CURE Clubfoot Worldwide, visit
online at www.cureinternational.org.
Dr. Heather Sculthorpe is proud to present
Tracy Collins, a 2006 winner of the Hygienist
of the Year from RDH Magazine.
Patients Tracy Collins, RDH and Heather Sculthorpe, DMD
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