CDA Motorcycle Ride raises money for Foundation

The Fifth Annual CDA “Ken Sanford Memorial Motorcycle Ride” in September raised a record amount for the CDA Foundation and its programs.

The motorcycle ride, during which dentists rode for 300-400 miles from Windsor through the Northern California coast and wine country, raised $9,250, which is $3,350 more than last year’s ride.

“This is a great event for dentists to come together both to honor Dr. Sanford and bond with their colleagues,” said CDA Foundation Chair Don Rollofson, DMD. “We thank these dentists for their contributions to the Foundation so that we can continue to provide programs like CDA Cares and the Student Loan Repayment Grant.”

Sadly, Ken Sanford, DDS, who was one of the original organizers of the first motorcycle ride in 2009, died tragically in a motorcycle accident in July 2010. The fundraiser has since been named after him.

Ron Mead, DDS, past president of CDA, Clelan (Butch) Ehrler, DDS, and Mark Romanelli, DDS, organized the fifth annual ride, which also provided an opportunity for the approximately 40 participants to earn continuing education by attending lectures held the morning of the ride at a Windsor hotel. The presenters were Michael Perry, DDS, a dental business consultant and chair of the CDA Practice Support Center Work Group; William K. Tom, DDS, MS, diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and James D. Wood, DDS, a forensic dental consultant to six Northern California counties.

The CDA Foundation is sponsoring several fundraising events where dentists can get together with their colleagues. For information on any of these event, contact Reese Olander, manager of individual giving, at 916.554.5951. For more on future motorcycle rides, visit sites.google.com/site/dentistrides/.