Preventive Dentistry

Canberra

Your little act of kindness really can turn someone’s life around!

Winter has arrived and its getting cold! There’s frost on our lawns and snow on the mountains. In 2 weeks time Preventive Dentistry will participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Canberrans in need.

On Thursday 18 June our dentists Drs Steve Lising, Ann Duong, Scott Park, Deanne Carr and one of our hygienists Rachael Walton, will be sleeping rough just like the 116,000 homeless people around Australia. We hope that our one-night experience raises awareness about the bleak reality that homeless people endure night after night, day after day.

This year will be a bit different. We can’t physically gather together so all the participants around Australia will join together in spirit, online. From our individual sleep site in the backyard, the car or on a couch, we will log in to the live stream and hear inspirational stories from former homeless people who have risen to success just because Vinnies gave them a “hand up”, not just a “hand out”. Last year, participants were given a role playing exercise where we experienced the feelings of embarrassment, desperation, hopelessness and misery that homeless people suffer…..it brought Steve and Scott to tears, but strengthened their resolve to raise even more donations on the night!

Canberra’s sleepout always seems to fall on the coldest night of the year. Last year Steve and Scott braved -5°C huddling together on the tarmac at the Canberra Airport. No doubt it will be just as cold this year, but as well as the physical challenge there will also be the psychological challenge of the loneliness of isolation.

Despite the COVID-19 social restrictions, Vinnies were still determined to hold this year’s CEO Sleepout because now more than ever, Australians need help. This year has been a bad year all round for so many people. From the floods to the bushfires, the hailstorm to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we are in economic recession. And as well as the threat of financial hardship there are of course the effects on our mental health. The future is uncertain.

With record unemployment levels the reality is that many families will lose everything, very quickly, finding themselves homeless. Homelessness can happen to anyone. There are families sleeping in their cars, in Canberra, right now.

Domestic violence has increased forcing many women and children to make the desperate choice to flee and sleep in the car as they are no longer safe in their homes. The overnight lockdown of restaurants and bars, beauty and fitness industries left thousands of Canberra’s young casual workers suddenly jobless.

Preventive Dentistry is so lucky to have survived the strict COVID-19 restrictions on dentistry.  We took a big hit, but thanks to our loyal patient following and our unwavering team spirit, we will bounce back. Sadly however, many less established small businesses will collapse, devastating both employees and employers alike.

With Steve’s first sleepout he raised $7,470. For his second he raised $11,677. Last year thanks to the astounding generosity from patients, colleagues, family and friends, Preventive Dentistry raised $17,166!

Let’s see if the Preventive Dentistry team can raise $20,000 this year! Vinnies and Canberra’s homeless will be truly grateful for whatever you can afford to give. Remember, compared to so many, we are all very lucky...we have a roof over our heads.

Please make your tax deductible donation now. Your little act of kindness really can turn someone’s life around!

Thank you so much,

The Preventive Dentistry Team

www.preventivedentistry.com.au

So far this year we helped provide

88

Individual support programs

231

Beds

924

Meals

Thank you to our Sponsors

Nuac Jubek Hyung
$1,000
Kiwan Kim

Donation to Scott Park for CEO Sleepout 2020. We pray for you and this campaign. Bless you.

$1,000
Anonymous
$1,000
Mum
$1,000
Dad
$1,000
J Murray
$515
Ray Te Mo

Awesome work Dr Park !! Happy to support such a worthy cause !

$510
Anonymous
$510
Anonymous
$505
The Korean Association Of Canberra Inc

캔버라 한인회는 박진석씨를 응원합니다.

$500
Noel Egan

Better you than me mate. Best of luck. Noel

$410
Lanie Stephens

Stay warm

$310
Dong Woo Lee
$310
Anonymous
$310
Geoffrey Nicoll

Hello Steve, Many thanks for fitting me in at such short notice on Tuesday and my thanks you and the practice for providing such long and continuing dental support, expertise and efficiency. My treatment at the hospital seems to have started well I am very pleased to say - thanks again to you and best of luck in reaching the target number for such a worthwhile cause. Geoff

$310
Myung-joo Palmer
$310
Meg Daly

Go well Stephen

$310
Naomi

Best wishes for the Sleep-out.

$310
Peter Tzanetos

Better you than me.

$310
Yuli Ong

Great work Preventive Dentistry!

$300
Gulson Canberra

Well done Steve for supporting a great charity.

$300
Anonymous
$300
Ken George & Kirin Narayan
$300
Nicky

Thanks to you all for going ahead despite all the challenges this year, and thanks for giving us the change to chip in.

$300
Afkc
$300
The Hans

Thank you!

$260
Ian Gibbs
$250
Kim

I will be praying for all.

$240
Thai Bliss

Bliss you 🙏🏻

$230.88
Joyce Seo

Good Work, Vinnies, good work Dr Park!

$229.84
Anthony & Dokmai Quinn

I expect to hear that you and all the others sleep out in the open air - either on the lawn or if living in an apartment, on the balcony. No hot water bottles or hot cups of coffee either. Well done to all of you.

$208
Hyunjae Chong
$208
Seri Oh

🙏

$208
Nicolas And Rosalind Peterson

You will need plenty of newspaper to keep warm!

$208
Ron & Jenny Lees
$208
The Colleluori Family

Thank you for doing a good cause.

$208
Mary Jordan

Thank you for being our conscience. Hope you sleep.

$208
Mark Taylor

fantastic effort stephen

$208
Mark Taylor

what a brave doctor you are scott

$208
Mark Taylor

very inspirational sleeping out rough this time of year. great effort

$208
Mark Taylor

so impressed with your combined efforts. well done ann

$208
Mark Taylor

you are a hero for doing this. well done rachel

$208
Ellen Carlson

Good job Steven and Ann

$200
Anonymous
$200
Anonymous
$200
Helen & Joseph Hoh

Well done!

$200
Nam Lee

Cheers!!!

$200
Jewel Wright
$156
John Huppatz

Stay warm, Scott

$156
Jung Hee Kim

Your goal achieved! All the best!

$150
Elizabeth Masters
$124.80
Anne Prendergast
$124.80
Jayne Quinn

Go Scott. I appreciate all you are doing

$124.80
Elizabeth Ormerod

Very best wishes, Steve and team.

$124.80
Eunjeong Kang
$124.80
Marc
$124.80
Anna Prosser
$124.80
Anonymous
$124.80
John Burston
$124.80
Phil Borgeaud

Well done Steve and Preventive Dentistry team!

$124.80
Eong Ollis

Good on you Scott!

$124.80
Anonymous
$124.80
Grace Lee

Come back alive to your family

$124.80
Mee Ae Lee

Thanks for giving me a oppotunity to support others!

$124.80
Anna Linard
$124.80
Ryan Chou

Thanks for the kind help to our society Dr Park. Warm Regards Dr Ryan Chou

$124.80
Peter Hann

Well done again, Steve.

$120
Anonymous
$120
Tanya Day
$120
Anonymous
$120
Penny Moyes

also supporting Rachael

$120
Esther Lee

I respect you always put others first before you. Cheers.

$120
Steve Papas

Good luck!

$120
Steve Papas

Good work Rachael!

$120
Steve Papas

Good work mate!

$120
Steve Papas

Good luck Ann, hope it’s a good night!

$120
Steve Papas

Have a good night Scott!

$120
Eunjung Cheon

We pray for you.

$120
Jim Cottee

Getting frostbite for a good cause.

$120
Gilbert Park

Great job!

$120
Anonymous
$120
Rob Bastian

Keep up the good work-hope it's above 0 on the night.

$120
Robert Davies

Good for you Steve, Mary Lou & Robert

$104
Anonymous
$104
Van Duong
$104
Nicolas Peterson

A beanie is essential!

$104
Jill Yvanovich
$104
Anonymous
$104
Des Storey
$104
Lea And Nick Grant

Congratulations for supporting a very worthy cause.

$104
Anonymous
$104
Judith Cain
$104
Caroline Gt

There’s more than one reason why I love Preventive Dentistry. You’re all spectacular people.

$104
Deb Bray

Go Team

$104
Terresse Thoroughgood
$104
Deb Bray

go brother

$104
Alan Hall

From Heather Hall

$104
Amanda & Lee O’neill

Way to go Deanne and team PD. Xx

$104
Matthew Won
$100
Jonel And Vanessa Bowling

Huddle up cuz

$100
Jonel And Vanessa Bowling

Think warm thoughts and don't forget your beanie! Good luck cuz!

$100
Tammie Ng
$100
Min From Sydney

Keep safe and warm.

$57.20
Anonymous
$57.20
Anonymous
$57.20
Julie Yates

Thank you

$57.20
Gini Hole

Hope you and the homeless stay warm...gini

$57.20
Scott Lawson
$57.20
Elaine Atkinson

good onya Ann and team. e xx

$57.20
Yogan Subramoney Gurie

For Scott Park. Good work on the sacrifices you make for mankind.

$57.20
Susie Abrahamffy

You are amazing!!

$57.20
Justn Sungil Park
$57.20
Diane Morrison

You rock

$57.20
Anonymous
$57.20
Anonymous
$57.20
Dahlia Kruyer

Proud of you X darly

$57.20
Marie Marron
$57.20
Anonymous
$57.20
Eileen Dallwitz

Onya, Scott and the team and Preventive Dentistry. This is a great cause, and you are wonderful people. :-)

$57.20
Lara Braithwaite
$57.20
Tansy

Good on you Rachael xox

$57.20
Dongmin Lee

Hi, I have heard this amazing precedence from Scott Park last year. It is not a big amount of money, but I really want to support for him and people involved in. I’m very glad to help with it and I really appreciate Scott.

$57.20
Angela Park
$57.20
Keith Hardy

Best wishes for a good cause

$57.20
June Hardwicke
$57.20
Anonymous
$57.20
Bernadette Moran

Wear your woolies! Thanks for doing this.

$57.20
Sophia Kwon
$57.20
Philip Ahn
$57.20
Lucy Simic
$57.20
Mirinae Shin
$57.20
Mary Walsh

Good on you Scott - tremendous effort.

$57.20
Nyka Tea

Well done Steve, Ann and Oliver

$57.20
Nathalie Niesner
$55
Bill Maude

With thanks to all the team!

$55
Janis Dogan

Janis Dogan

$55
Soomin Chung

Thank you for doing what you do to help those in need.

$55
Jennifer Job
$55
Maddie

Go Scott & Rachel! What an amazing cause.

$55
Jack Golson
$55
Anonymous
$55
Sung Jun Yang

작은금액이라도 보태고싶네요 힘내세요

$55
Jinhee Kim Rim
$55
M’liss Jones
$55
Gem Hogben

What a great cause! Stay warm Rach x

$55
Gary Lacey
$55
Gary Lacey
$55
Anonymous
$55
Merrilyn Mcpherson
$55
Seline Hong
$52
Sikboy

One word.... Shrivel

$52
Lorraine Kearney
$52
Alyssa Silcock
$52
Anonymous
$52
Susan Baxter

I am happy to have such a caring dentist

$52
Sonya K

Great cause Rach! Good on you Xx

$52
David Nott
$52
Caroline Nott
$52
Anonymous
$52
Kyungtae Lee
$52
Annika Johansson

Great Rachael, always there for the team.

$52
Trevor Shumack

Keep up the good work. Stay warm.

$52
Anonymous
$52
Anonymous
$52
Anonymous
$52
Sikboy

Shrivel

$50
Max Lai

Good luck Deanne!

$50
Sagi

Solidarity.. Time for yourself and your thoughts. You can do it!

$50
Max Lai

Good luck Rachel! Enjoy the night

$50
Rachael Walton
$50
David Kennemore
$50
Jackie Lising

Supporting Steve Lising for this great cause!

$41.60
Luiz Ribeiro

Good work. Take care. I hope you don't shiver any fillings out.

$31.20
Myung Sik Yoon
$31.20
Kate Porter-smith
$31.20
Julie Ballis

Sleep well and keep warm!

$31.20
John Mahoney

Hope it won't be the coldest night of the year.

$31.20
Anonymous
$30
Geoff Ballis
$26
Anonymous
$26
Robert Wildman

Thank you for doing the yards.

$26
Steven Tu

Great job steve!

$25
Steven Tu

Great cause, stay warm!

$25
Anonymous
$25
Sylvia Wang

Keep up the great work, team!

$20.80
Linda Henry

Good on you Scott - I really admire your values.

$20.80
Anonymous
$20.80
Melanie Whitchurch

Well done 👍🏼

$20.80
Kristin Butler

Good luck team 😊

$20
Anonymous
$20
Anonymous
$20
Anonymous
$20
Anonymous
$20
Anonymous
$5.20
Aidan

I really want to help out homeless people and I think this is a great way to raise money.

$5.20
Sienna Papas

Nobody should be homeless

$5

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Team Members

Steve Lising

Raised so far:
$10,395.28
My goal:
$10,000
Scott Park

Raised so far:
$12,166.64
My goal:
$11,777
Deanne Carr

Raised so far:
$1,319.20
My goal:
$1,000
Ann Duong

Raised so far:
$2,077.20
My goal:
$3,000
Rachael Walton

Raised so far:
$1,785.60
My goal:
$500