Introduction from Nate Tanner DMD, founder of The Kids Dash in 2012





For years my wife and I have been inspired by Linda Ellis’ poem “The Dash”, and the importance to make every minute and action count. If you’re not familiar with the poem, you can watch as it’s read in a short movie or you can read a digital version online at Linda’s website.

I combined the love for this poem with an idea shared with me by another dentist while I was in Scottsdale Arizona attending a seminar to create The Kids Dash here in the Rogue Valley.

The purpose of the Kids Dash event is to provide an event where kids are “moving with a smile”.  Proceeds from The Kids Dash  benefit our community’s sports and physical activity programs.