NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — This afternoon, former pro and college football star Michael Griffin will help students at Cook Elementary School learn about the importance good oral hygiene at a fun and interactive event. K-2 students at the Austin school will brush larger-than-life teeth, wrangle giant floss, and meet the Tooth Guardian™, among several activities designed to get them thinking about good oral hygiene at an early age. Earlier this year, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) committed $1 million to Children’s Health Fund, launching the Guardians of the Smile partnership to provide quality dental care and education to children in underserved communities across the United States.
“Austin is my hometown and where I started my football career, and today it’s where I co-own a business. This community is everything to me,” said Guardians of the Smile spokesperson Michael Griffin. “The children in this city deserve to have bright and healthy smiles. Guardian and Children’s Health Fund are teaching kids about healthy habits, moderation, and self-esteem, lessons which will last for years.”
As part of his partnership with Guardians of Smile, Griffin will provide dental kits at his bakery in Bee Cave, Texas in December. For more information, please visit https://www.childrenshealthfund.org/guardiansofthesmile/.