This past weekend, 8/29/09 and 8/30/09, I participated in two 5k Road Races, one that Northeast Delta Dental sponsored in Barnstead, NH and the second one was hosted at our facility at One Delta Drive, in Concord, NH. We are a big supporter of wellness related events such as road races (which also typically raise funds for worthwhile causes) and family-related activities. On the latter, that is why Northeast Delta Dental is a partner with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball team (Dice – K pitches today in New Hampshire on a rehab assignment) and we also support the Portland Sea Dogs (I am scheduled to throw out the first pitch on Tuesday, September 1 in Portland). Wellness, family — all of this does relate to our corporate values (community outreach; best employer practices) and our oral health mission. Without good oral health, overall wellness is not realized. Tom R.