Giving back to the community that supports us
For over 30 years, a core value behind RxSmile is their connection to their patients and their community. “We are a local business and we believe, now more than ever, the importance of caring for, and giving back to the community that supports us,” said Dr. Greg Greenberg. There are many deserving non-profit organizations, but Dr. Greenberg has chosen to support a few key groups with causes close to his heart.
“I was introduced to the AML organization a few years ago through a patient’s mom and my office manager, Lisa. My office team is comprised of all women and I believe in the idea of empowering women from all walks of life. I also raised a daughter and taught her the importance of having ‘a say’, being strong, and standing up for what she believes in,” said Dr. Greenberg.
AML’s guiding principle is “You Are NOT Alone”. They are a support system helping women embrace and find their inner strength. They connect with one another through educational and motivational events, and promote every woman to have self-acceptance and empowerment.
“My dad was a doctor of internal medicine but his hobby was photography. I grew up being exposed to the art world and to this day I consider the art community an important cause to support,” said Dr. Greenberg. Frisco Arts helps artists, arts organizations, and artistic students through grants, scholarships, and arts-centric events. They support musicians, dancers, singers, actors, visual artists, filmmakers, and more.
Recently, Dr. Greenberg and the “RxSmile Trotters” team participated in the annual Frisco Arts Walk & Run. Along with other teams from 2 countries, 13 states, and 15 Texas cities, they helped raise $10,000 to help keep the ARTS alive and thriving in Frisco!!
“I’m proud to support my childhood friend Ron Small, a former Dallas boy, who is the Producer and Director of The Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story, a Holocaust Education documentary project, as well as the founder of the Holocaust Education Film Foundation (HEFF), which I serve on the Board of Advisors,” said Dr. Greenberg. “This is not just a Jewish story … it’s a Humanities story! Dr. Eger’s story is a full-length TV documentary, accompanied by middle and high school educational materials to help students understand the lessons of the past, and help fight antisemitism and social injustice today.”
This past year, the HEFF interviewed Dr. Eger, as well as Alan Moskin, a 94-year-old WWII veteran of General Patton’s Army who liberated the very camp where Dr. Eger was rescued, near death, from under a pile of corpses. The soon-to-be-released documentary tells the story of an incredible woman who overcame insurmountable odds, surviving the horrors of the most notorious concentration camps, to become a world-renowned Psychologist, a best-selling author, and arguably the world’s most famous living Holocaust Survivor recognized by Oprah and Bill Gates, among many others, for her inspiration.
In addition to the film, the HEFF and strategic partner The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, has developed teacher lesson plans geared towards middle and high school classrooms. These tools will help teachers contextualize Dr. Eger’s story within the broader history of World War II and the Holocaust.
“Someone close to me has MS and it inspired me to seek a way I could make a difference,” stated Dr. Greenberg. He’s ridden in the annual Bike MS 5 out of the past 6 years and raised enough money to be listed in the distinguished category of “Top 100 donors”.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The cause of MS is still unknown. Scientists believe that a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to the risk of developing MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.
Each year, nearly 75,000 cyclists and more than 6,000 teams ride together to change the world for people with MS. Bike MS raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause — riding to help reach the goal of a world free of MS!
In addition to supporting non-profits, Dr. Greenberg also contributes his time and financial support to numerous middle schools, high schools and home schools throughout the Frisco area. He’s supported fundraisers, carnivals, theater performances, field day events and going to schools to talk directly with the students. During this time of year, we are all reminded of the importance of giving. You never know how one act of kindness can be a turning point in someone else’s life. Everyone at RxSmile is grateful for the continued love and support for everyone on our team! We’re thankful to be part of this vibrant and growing Frisco community.