Dr. Shires has donated professional bleaching as an auction item to the 3rd annual Franzoni Celebration benefitting Make-A-Wish Mid Atlantic and the Harford Special Olympics Maryland. Dr. Shires chose to donate this particular service because teeth bleaching is the most patient requested procedure in dentistry.

The mission statements of these children's charities say it best:

Make-A-Wish Foundation 

"We grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy."

Special Olympics
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for citizens with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their family and other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

The impact of donations for these children have exponential implications for years to come. I am happy to be a part in this important event.