Summit Dental Health Collects Over 400 Books for ‘Books for Charley’
June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016
Summit Dental Health locations collected over 400 books that will be donated to the
Omaha Children’s Hospital and to St. Luke’s Hospital Pediatric Unit in Sioux City!
During the month of May, Summit Dental Health locations in Omaha, Sioux City and
South Sioux City collected new children’s books in honor of the 6th Annual Books for
Charley initiative through the Charley’s Heart Foundation. Over 11,000 books have
been donated to children’s hospitals and pediatric units since Books for Charley began
Books for Charley is an annual book drive in memory of Charlotte (Charley) Ritchie,
daughter of Matt and Kristen Ritchie of Gretna, Nebraska. Charley was born with a
congenital heart defect. After numerous hospital stays, procedures and open heart
surgeries, Charley passed away on May 31, 2011, just two weeks after celebrating her
After losing Charley, her family knew that they needed to do something to help keep her
memory alive and to stay involved with other families with children with congenital heart
defects. “Charley’s Heart was formed in an attempt to help provide support to others in
the heart community, fund continued research for congenital heart defects, raise
awareness, and above all, to celebrate Charley’s life,” says Kristen Ritchie, Charley’s
Summit Dental Health is proud to serve the Omaha and Sioux City metro areas and proud to be active participants in our communities. Throughout the year we not only want to make sure that all of your dental needs are taken care of, but we want to make the communities we live and work in better. Collecting books through Books for Charley is just one of many community initiatives our team members and patients are proud to support.
Summit Dental Health is a part of Mortenson Dental Partners.
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