Great Halloween Candy Buy Back to benefit troops is Nov. 6 at Dr. Curtis Chan’s office in Del Mar

Dr. Curtis Chan is holding his sixth annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back on Nov. 6. The Buy Back helps local children unload the Halloween candy they don’t need for a good cause. The candy is donated to troops overseas and children collect $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds).

Last year’s drive collected 3,542 pounds of candy, 271 Beanie Babies and 1,127 cards and letters for the troops. This year’s Buy Back will be held from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Chan’s dental office, 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way, No. 3 in Del Mar. Children must be present and must have or make a card for the troops in order to receive their cash. Each child will leave with a free toothbrush kit. Come and personally thank a few military heroes who will be present for the event. Also, anyone can donate leftover candy to receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win an iPad mini, a professional teeth whitening and other great prizes.

Candy donations will be accepted all week after Halloween. Call 858-481-9090 or visit

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