Did you know that slavery is still a problem in our day and age that affects millions of people worldwide? An estimated two million of those enslaved people are child sex slaves. This occurs in every corner of the world, even in our very own United States! Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) is an organization dedicated to saving children from sex trafficking. These people are former CIA, Navy SEALS, and Special Ops operatives that bust up trafficking organizations and free children regularly. They spread awareness, offer training to local law enforcement, provide resources for recovering survivors, and much more. In 2017 they led 52 rescue operations around the world which led to the arrest of 211 criminals and rescued 400 children. Watch the video below for more information for this impressive organization.
One of our patients was inspired by O.U.R.'s dedication to helping children and has invited Buxton Family Dental to help sponsor a fundraiser for O.U.R. here in Fort Collins. The Island Grill Restaurant hosts a gathering for local trivia nuts every Thursday night at 7:00 PM with the help of Geeks Who Drink. On Thursday, December 13th, proceeds from the trivia game will go towards Operation Underground Railroad. Come join us for a night of fun, food, drinks and a great cause. If you can beat Dr. Buxton and his team you may even win some dental-themed prizes!