Yankees' Alex Rodriguez Helps Boost Dental Health in Upper Manhattan With $250K Gift
Hundreds of children joined Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez to celebrate the opening of the new Columbia University College of Dental Medicine mobile dental van, which will provide much-needed services to the Washington Heights community and other neighborhoods in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.
|Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez talks about the importance of oral health care for children. (0:59)|
At the event, Rodriguez announced his $250,000 donation to support Columbia’s Community DentCare programs throughout New York City.
Community DentCare currently operates programs in seven schools throughout Northern Manhattan, providing health education, preventive care and comprehensive care to children. The new mobile dental van will travel to 65 different locations including head starts, public schools and daycare centers located throughout Washington Heights/Inwood, Harlem, and the Bronx.
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