Forward Science Donates 5th Device For Charity Campaign
Houston, TX: In May of 2014, Forward Science™, the developers of the award winning OralID oral cancer screening device, launched a Facebook Charity Campaign in efforts to give back to the non-profit community. For every 500 “Likes” the OralID Facebook page receives, a device is donated to a chosen non-profit organization. Since the start of the campaign, the company has donated five oral cancer screening devices to various non-profit organizations across the country: North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) at 500 “Likes”, Free Clinic of Simi Valley in Simi Valley, CA at 1000 “Likes”, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children in Philadelphia, PA at 1,500 “Likes”, and the Homeless Emergency Project (HEP) in Clearwater, FL at 2,000 “Likes”.
The recent goal of 2,500 “Likes” was recently reached in November 2015, which meant a fifth device would be donated. The company chose the non-profit winner differently this time by allowing the public to vote on their favorite organization out of three semi-finalists; Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Dental Residency Program in New Hartford, NY, Nassau Academy of Dentistry in Garden City, NY and Dental Health Arlington in Arlington, TX. After several days of voting (commenting under a Facebook post about the three organizations), the majority of the votes landed with Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Dental Residency Program. Nassau Academy of Dentistry and Dental Health Arlington will be eligible for the next donated device as well.
Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and Dental Residency Program is located in New Hartford, New York. Their mission is to provide post-doctoral training for dental residents while fulfilling the unmet dental needs of the community. They are the only post-doctoral training program within a 50 mile radius. Faxton St. Luke’s is the largest provider of dental services to patients in the community with special needs including developmental disabilities, cancer patients, heart surgery patients, refugees, addiction recovery patients, dialysis patients and much more.
“We are extremely grateful to Forward Science for donating their OralID oral screening device to our dental residency training program,” said James M. Rozanski, DDS, director of Dental Services for Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. “OralID will provide our dental team with the ability to detect oral cancer and other oral diseases in our patients. Many of our patients have the highest risk factors for oral cancer and other oral diseases so this device will be an invaluable addition to the services we provide.”
“After working for Forward Science for over a year now, I can honestly say the Facebook Charity Campaign is my favorite campaign to be involved with in the company. While Forward Science is still rapidly growing, our founders make it a priority to give back to the community; there is something special to be said about that.” , explained Forward Science Marketing Associate Macie Case.
Forward Science will continue their Facebook Charity Campaign throughout the year 2016 with the hope of making a difference in the lives of those who may not have access to annual oral health care. The company is always accepting new submissions for the campaign. Anyone can nominate a non-profit that would benefit from the use of the OralID oral cancer screening device. The forms can be found on the website under the “Downloads” tab, or at www.oralid.com/downloads.
About Forward Science™
Forward Science is a privately held medical device company based in Houston, Texas. Developers of the OralID oral cancer screening device, CytID™ cytology test, PathID™ biopsy service, hpvID™ HPV testing and phID™ oral pH chairside testing . In addition to OralID being the only FDA Cleared oral cancer screening device with no per patient costs, the device carries a sector leading 2-year warranty. For more information, go to www.OralID.com or call 855-696-7254.