Dr. Verwest Sponsors Energy for Life Walkathon

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation’s Energy for Life Walkathon. The walkathon will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015. UMDF will be reaching out to the community to bring awareness to mitochondrial diseases and disorders.

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“Not only as a parent, but as a member of society I believe it is of utmost importance to help raise awareness for any type of disease or disorder. At the end of the day every little bit counts,” said Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD of Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers.

The Southwest Florida Group of the UMDF will be hosting the Inaugural Energy for Life Walkathon. This event will be held at 8:30 am on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Estero Recreation Center located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, Florida 33928. Funds raised help bring awareness for those fighting mitochondrial diseases in our area.

The mission of the Walk and UMDF is to promote research, education, treatment, and cure of the mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to individuals and families affected by this disease. The effects of the disease vary: some suffer total debilitation where as others lose the ability to see and hear. It can be linked to Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and some cancers.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 25 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.