OKEMOS, MI – Dr. Christine Tenaglia is proud to announce that her dentistry practice’s September fundraising efforts raised $200 for the Lansing-based, Life as a Zebra Foundation.
For the month of September, the office was decorated with University of Michigan and Michigan State accessories. Patients were able to choose a University of Michigan or Michigan State accessory and had the opportunity to add money to their school’s donation bank.
Michigan State’s donation bank had the most contributions and the fundraiser brought in $100. Dr. Tenaglia matched that amount and presented Katie Dama Jaskolski, President and Co-Founder of the Life as a Zebra Foundation, a $200 check on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.
“It means a lot to me and our foundation that Dr. Tenaglia and her team devoted a whole month to educating patients about these often overlooked invisible illnesses, while also raising funds for Life as a Zebra. It is because of doctors like her that we are able to continue to carry out our mission to try and make a difference in the lives of people with invisible illnesses,” says Dama Jaskolski.
96% of people with chronic medical conditions live with a condition that is invisible. Invisible illnesses are chronic conditions that are not easily observed by the general public, and are often not readily seen by medical professionals. Invisible illnesses include lupus, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, Crohn’s disease, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, among others.
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