Dr. Curtis Chan's 8th annual Candy Buy Back program brought in 7,843 pounds of candy for the troops this year. In addition to the 4 tons of candy, Dr. Chan also had donations of 452 Beanie Babies, and children wrote 3,149 cards and letters to the troops.
Representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps were at Dr. Chan's office in Del Mar on Thursday, November 10th, as children came in to exchange bags of treats for dollar bills. Each child also left with prizes and a free toothbrush kit to brush away any damage from the Halloween candy they kept.
If children didn't come with a letter ready, a table was set up to write a note to a military member.
Contributors this year included Santa Fe Christian Lower School (who contributed a leading 968 lbs of candy), Solana Pacific Elementary (who contributed a leading 1,680 cards and letters to the troops), The Cambridge School, Solana Highlands Elementary, Solana Ranch Elementary, Del Mar Heights School, Carmel Creek School, Carmel Del Mar, Del Mar Heights School, Skyline Elementary, Solana Vista Elementary, Pacific Trails Middle School, Del Mar Highlands Town Center, California Cuts, Solana Beach Storage and UHaul, Seacoast Community Church, Light of Love Photography, Grace Point Church, California Pizza Kitchen, Boomers, CRC Encinitas, Jeff and the Showgram KYXY 96.5. Our success of this year's candy drive has only been possible with the outpouring candy donations from the schools and the generous donations from these businesses. We are truly grateful for our community and their generosity! Visit CurtisChanDDS.com for more information.