Toothbrush Trot 5K Relay Builds Handicap-Accessible Playground


We're having a 5K Toothbrush Trot Relay Race to kick-off on Sat. Aug 10 at Osborn MetroPark in Huron, Ohio from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The relay will support the Capable Kids Playground Project, a handicap-accessible playground in Toledo, Ohio. The public is invited to register for the relay at

The 5K Relay Race will consist of teams of three people, each running or walking 1.04 miles while passing a toothbrush as a baton. A Capable Kids Playground Project costs approximately $90,000 to build.

The Capable Kids organization, based in Toledo, Ohio helps children with impairments ranging from being in wheelchairs, wearing leg braces, having difficulty with their balance, and being unaware of safety norms, along with a collection of medical diagnoses. Currently, Capable Kids has an adjacent lot next to their building, but no playground equipment for their students.

“This event is special for me, as a mother of two, young special-needs kids, we appreciate handicap accessible playgrounds so much,” said Alexa Klassen, DDS, associate dentist at Stefano Dental of Sandusky, Ohio. “I’m grateful for the support of Dr. Stefano and our team to help us build the Capable Kids Playground Project, near my home in Woodson, Ohio,” said Dr. Klassen.

Stefano Dentals has already gained the support of 20 additional dental offices and businesses to sponsor the race.  In addition to the race, there will be a Dental Health Fair where participants can get information about oral health.

Please help us help these kids! If you're a company or organization that wants to be part of the relay, please don't hesitate to call us or sign-up online!

Thank you!


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