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invisalign: Smile It Forward $500 Sweepstakes

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I love the month of November. It is a time when I reflect on everything I am grateful for. This year, I have been blessed to be a member of the Teen invisalign Mom Advisory Board. My son is receiving complimentary treatment. When Mom It Forward came to me earlier this year with the opportunity for my son to receive invisalign, I was overwhelmed and humbled. We currently had two kids in braces at the time, and the thought of having another child in treatment was unimaginable. I feel so blessed to be able to get my son the treatment he needed and share my experience with our readers.

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When my son started his treatment, he was very self-conscious about his smile. He had several teeth that were crooked and his bite was out of alignment. This kept him from smiling in social situations. I used to take pictures for Bell Photography, and it would break my heart when kids would not smile in their pictures. I would ask them why they didn't want to smile. They would repeatedly tell me that they didn't like their smile, that it was ugly. These were grade school children and they were already on the path to having low self esteem.

When we started looking for treatment for my son, we didn't even know that invisalign was an option for teens. I learned that invisalign can treat many of the same issues that braces does. It also offers the convenience of being able to eat anything you want and still be able to enjoy an active lifestyle. Dr. Jensen, from Smile Ranch, did an assessment for our son, and he has been incredible to work with. If you are interested in invisalign, take the smile assessment to see if invisalign is right for you or someone in your family.

This is the fun part, Mom It Forward has been given the opportunity by invisalign to "Smile It Forward". We have a $500 gift card to give to a charity of our choice. Mom It Forward decided to "Smile It Forward" by purchasing fleece to make blankets for our Utah #GivingTuesday project this year. We will donate blankets to families that are staying at the Ronald McDonald House. I had the opportunity to visit RMHC a year ago in California and couldn't believe everything this charity is doing to make sure that families are taken care of while their loved ones are receiving medical treatment. Anything we can do to help them smile a little more during these hard times is a blessing.

#GivingTuesday Project

Mom It Forward and our online and local communities are channeling our energy and focus to support the 2nd annual Giving Tuesday event. #GivingTuesday is a movement that began last year to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season, on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

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In 2012, #GivingTuesday had more than 2,500 recognized partners from all 50 states, and this year we want to help it become even bigger!

Members of the Mom It Forward blogger network are facilitating #GivingTuesday events in 10 other cities in conjunction with the large service event we are hosting in West Jordan, Utah.

Hosted by our friends at the Conservatory Garden, Mom It Forward is providing a family-friendly service night of fun! Community members and their families can attend our event to assist us in tying hundreds of blankets for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Our friends from Provo Craft and the UT/NV Dairy Council will be on hand to facilitate crafting and goodie decorating stations for the attendees. We are expecting over 100 attendees.
Mom It Forward is proud to "Smile It Forward" and support such an outstanding cause that captures the true spirit of the season.

Smile It Forward $500 Sweepstakes

The giving doesn't stop here. invisalign is holding a "Smile It Forward" sweepstakes on their site for an opportunity for you and a friend to win $500. Check out the sweepstakes by clicking below. 

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Invisalign's Smile It Forward Sweepstakes

How would you share $500 bucks if you were given the opportunity to give it away?

Disclosure: I’m part of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and my son received free Invisalign treatment. As always, the opinions and experiences are my own.

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Jill Greenlaw

Jill Greenlaw has a banking background. She gave that up 17 years ago when she got married and started having kids. She loved being a stay-at-home mom while raising her four beautiful children. A few years ago, Jill went back to work in sales. She is now working for the Mom It Forward team as their Community Manager. She loves her job. Her interests include camping, motorcycling, boating, photography, reading, cooking, and traveling. Put her in flip flops anywhere warm and she is happy.

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4 Responses to “invisalign: Smile It Forward $500 Sweepstakes”

  1. Sarah Trout says:

    I’d give $500 to my best friend to help buy her son a new bed! He’s 4 still sleeping in a converted crib!

  2. Stacie S-H says:

    I would give $500 to my husband to help him pay for school. He really deserves (and needs) it

  3. Katherine says:

    Red Cross for the victims of the last hurricane

  4. Carol B says:

    I’d give it to my sister in law. She’s a breast cancer survivor, who now has bone cancer. Her cancer meds are so expensive We all try to help them & it’s been taking a toll on everyones finances.

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