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COMMUNITY SPIRIT

The team at Great Lakes Dental realizes the importance of supporting and giving back to our wonderful community. Dr. Jennifer Thomm’s responsibilities as a dentist and health care provider extend far beyond the clinic and she makes a point of providing ongoing assistance to a variety of charitable initiatives. She promotes and provides financial support to local charities whenever possible and loves being an active participant with these aid organizations. The Great Lakes Dental team believes that our involvement in our community can help make Sarnia/Lambton a better place to work and live.


2016 Holiday Fundraiser

For the 7th straight year, Great Lakes Dental raised money for St. Joseph’s Hospice by selling holiday themed stocking stuffer packages. All proceeds were matched $1:$1 by Great Lakes Dental. This year we sold 643 packages resulting in a total donation of $2,574 to the Hospice.


2016 Race To Erase

On September 24, 2016 we raced to raise money for two local charities: Lambton County Developmental Services and Organization For Literacy In Lambton. Our team loves this annual event. – sarnia2016.racetoerase.com/


2016 Sarnia Rebound Dirty Dash

It was great to see our community support Sarnia Rebounds 2nd annual Dirty Dash event in Canatara Park on June 11, 2016. Learn more about the event and how Rebound benefits our youth across Sarnia/Lambton – www.reboundonline.com


2016 P.A.I.R.S Trivia Challenge

We were pleased to both participate and sponsor the P.A.I.R.S Trivia Challenge for the 6th straight year on May 6, 2016. All proceeds from the event support St. Joseph’s Hospice and the Bluewater Health Foundation – www.bluewaterhealthfoundation.ca


Big Brothers Big Sisters

February 27, 2016 we returned to defend our ‘best dressed’ crown from last year, this year dressed in our finest 70’s glam. Our bowling scores came up short, but we did repeat as best dressed. Thanks again to everyone at www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/sarnia


Smoke Free Sarnia Lambton

On February 4, 2016, our office proudly partnered with the Sarnia Legionnaires & Lambton Public Health to help launch “Smoke Free”, an initiative that discourages the use of tobacco among minors. Learn more at – http://goo.gl/bm2NF3


10th Annual Race to Erase

On September 26, 2015 Great Lakes Dental participated in our 4th consecutive Race to Erase. This year our office doubled our participation and donations. Competition was fierce as two teams from our office faced-off against one another in the ultimate inter-office showdown. The money we donated will support Organization For Literacy in Lambton & Community Concerns For The Medically Fragile.


World Suicide Prevention Day - 2015

On World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10, 2015), staff a Great Lakes Dental chose 5 charities to share this year’s annual “Team Donation”. Our team donated $2,500 divided evenly among Pathways, Noelle’s Gift, St. Clair Child & Youth, Canadian Mental Health & Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. The funds will help young people across Sarnia/Lambton cope during difficult personal circumstances and improve their mental health.


1st Annual - Dirty Dash

On June 13, 2015, our team had a blast sponsoring & participating in Sarnia Rebounds' 1st annual Dirty Dash. Funds raised allow Rebound to continue delivering programs to assist & empower our youth across Sarnia/Lambton. Learn more at - www.reboundonline.com


Big Brothers Big Sisters

February 28, 2015 was a great day for bowling. 2 teams from Great Lakes Dental dressed up as pirates to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia/Lambton’s annual fundraiser. Our office donated $1,000 and came home with the award for the best costumes. It was such a fun event, a big thanks to everyone at www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/sarnia


Winter Wonderland

On November 29-30, 2014, Great Lakes Dental was pleased to support Bluewater Health Foundation’s Winter Wonderland event hosted by Degroots Nurseries.  The annual event raises funds to help purchase medical equipment for Bluewater Health. A family-friendly event that offers: photos with Santa, train rides, arts/crafts, petting zoo, face-painting and so much more. Great Lakes Dental wanted to give as many local families an opportunity to attend as possible. As a result, in the weeks leading up the event, our team purchased & gave-away over 70 tickets to deserving children and their parents.  Proceeds from the event go to – www.bluewaterhealthfoundation.ca


Mo'vember Run

On November 23, 2014, our team braved the cold & rain to participate in Sarnia’s Mo’Run.  No world-records were shattered that day, but we did help raise money & awareness for men’s health issues including prostate cancer.  Our team is already busy training for next year’s event. If you’d like to learn more about the event, please visit – www.morunsarnia.com


9th annual Race to Erase

On Sept 27th, 2014, staff Great Lakes Dental participated in the 9th annual Race to Erase. Although Great Lakes Dental (aka. 'Team Plaque-Off') didn't win the event, we were able to raise funds for the Huron House Boys Home. The event consists of making 10 stops at businesses & organizations across Sarnia/Lambton County and competing in a series of fun-filled challenges along the way. this year's event was a tremendous success with over $39,000 raised for local charities. - www.racetoerase.com


Free Kids Dental Care Day

On August 9th, 2014, staff at Great Lakes Dental held their inaugural Free Kids Dental Care Day. We had amazing support and turnout from the community and performed free cleanings on over 80 children. Thank-you to everyone who came out to support our event. Also a big thank-you to the staff at Great Lakes Dental, their spouses and our wonderful volunteers. These individuals graciously donated their Saturday and worked so hard to make this event an overwhelming success!! Dr. Thomm said of the event "I'd like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who helped make our first annual Free Kids Dental Care Day a tremendous success. I'd especially like to thank our incredible team of volunteers whose positive energy and enthusiasm helped create a fun & comforting environment for the over 80 children that we treated". - www.greatlakesdental.ca


P.A.I.R.S Trivia Challenge

For the 4th year in a row, Great Lakes Dental supported the P.A.I.R.S Trivia Challenge, which took place on May 2, 2014. The event raises funds and awareness for St. Joseph's Hospice and the Palliative Care unit at Bluewater Health. Great Lakes Dental is proud to continue supporting such a wonderful event. - www.stjosephshospice.ca


25th Annual Curl For The Kids

Great Lakes Dental was out to support the 25th Annual Curl For The Kids event on February 22, 2014. The event was a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia, Lambton. Dr. Thomm said the following about the event "It's important to support these local initiatives. I have such admiration for organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters that change our community for the better. Supporting an event like this and having fun with my amazing staff in the process, there's no better way to spend a Saturday morning." - www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/sarnia


Kids Help Phone Boo-La-Thon

Staff at Great Lakes Dental were out to support the annual Kids Help Phone Boo-La-Thon In October of 2013. The fundraising event is a fun and inspirational night of bowling for kids, adults, organizations, and corporations across Canada. "Boolers" raise vital funds that benefit 6.5 million kids, teens, and young adults in communities across Canada, ensuring they have continued access to Kids Help Phone's trusted, professional and anonymous counselling support and information. - www.kidshelpphone.ca



Other Charities We Support

  • Inn of the Good Shepherd
  • Sarnia & District Humane Society
  • Alzheimer Society of Sarnia Lambton
  • Sarnia Boys Soccer Club
  • Woman's Interval Home of Sarnia
  • Lambton Junior Sting Hockey Association
  • The Chris Dawson Foundation
  • Hellenic Community of Sarnia
  • Pretty in Pink Cruise
  • Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario
  • The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
  • The Huron House Boys Home
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Sarnia Vision Hockey
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • The Terry Fox Foundation