NEW PORT RICHEY
Dentist gives out free smiles 'from the heart'
Dr. Vincent Monticciolo figures he and his crew have saved about 4,000 smiles for free over the past eight years, and on Friday they plan to fix as many as 600 more. Monticciolo and his staff will provide free dental care from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to anyone who needs it, as part of the annual Dentistry from the Heart event. "The services provided by Dentistry from the Heart help more than just a patient's teeth," Monticciolo said. "It gives them a renewed reason to smile." The services will be available first-come, first-served at Monticciolo General and Sedation Dentistry, 4530 Grand Blvd. Patients who need ongoing care will then be referred to local community clinics. For information, visit www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Pep rally pumps up Relay for Life
Relay for Life New Port Richey will hold a pep rally at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Pasco Board of Realtors, 5409 Sunset Road, for old and new relay teams, as well as individuals interested in joining a team. The Relay for Life, which is scheduled for April 24-25, raises money for local cancer patients and their families. Organizers are looking for survivors to participate in the survivor reception and opening lap, and are seeking luminarias from anyone who wants to honor or remember a loved one affected by cancer. For more, information call (727) 642-8041 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeing red can be a good thing, too
Take a fashionable stand against heart disease by wearing red on Friday as part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement, a national effort that celebrates the energy, passion and power that women have to band together to wipe out heart disease. One in three women has cardiovascular disease, and every minute one woman dies from it. Wear something red and jeans to work, make a donation of $5 or more, and learn how to love your heart by discovering ways to prevent heart disease. Thousands of companies across the country, including Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, will participate in National Wear Red Day. Members of the public — including guys — are invited to join in a group photo at 10 a.m. Friday by the Heart Institute sign at Entrance D of the hospital, 14000 Fivay Road. Visit www.goredforwomen.org to find out more.
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