BUFFALO, NY - Local dental hygienist and Youtube star Anastasia Turchetta is taking a ride on her Harley motorcycle to help raise money and awareness to give undeserved kids their first dental visit.
Turchetta says a lot of children in Western New York simply don't visit the dentist until the third grade, often because a family member had a bad experience or they simply can't afford the care.
Anastasia and hundreds more are taking part in the first 5k at Onandaga Park near Syracuse that will raise money for myfirstdentalvisit.org, an organization raising money to help provide doctors and hygienists for local children in need.
Turchetta says the organization aims to help educate and empower parents on the importance of getting children to visit a dentist before the third grade and decay starts -- and pain.
Turchetta decided to help raise money by riding her Harley to the event.
All the funds will help provide healthy smiles to children. If you would like to help sponsor Anastasia, you can visit her fundraising page here.