Thursday, December 12, 2013
Kicking off its eighth year, the Giving Back Awards continue to highlight local people, businesses, and nonprofit organizations who are contributing to the betterment of the Lowcountry.
The 2013 Giving Back Award recipients and their causes were f honored at a special celebration on Nov.15.
Dr. Britt Reagin of Reagin Orthodontics was one of three finalists honored as a Volunteer of the Year.
The Give Back Awards touches on more than just one aspect of Dr. Reagin’s life. He is dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and helping the community around him in many aspects. Dr. Reagin stated, “My grandfather taught me two things: To seek God in everything that I do and to put others before myself.” He stands firm to that commitment not only to his family at home that includes his wife and three children but it spills over daily in other “family” at Reagin Orthodontics. Through his office he is able to reach out to the community with events that bring awareness and ultimately help the younger generation of children become aware of the world around them. “Its important to me to try and raise a generation of kids who think about their community.”
Dr. Reagin’s patronage has built a platform for the children and Summerville residents to stand on and continue to build upon it. Dr. Reagin is a YMCA board member and sponsor of local YMCA events. He sponsors School and Teacher programs. On a larger scale, Dr. Reagin has let his patients become aware and involved in philanthropy. As a fundraising for Chase After a Cure, Dr. Reagin made a monetary donation for every patient that wore purple and gold colors on their braces during childhood cancer awareness month. Dr. Reagin is a Smiles Change Lives provider offering orthodontic care to children without the monetary means to purchase orthodontic care but have a life altering orthodontic need.
The Give Back Awards are defined by a people who have continually shown generosity through their public, personal, and in Dr. Reagin’s case, orthodontic life. The award is to honor local people that have donated time, talent, and generosity. Dr. Reagin will continue his efforts for aid and motivate those around him. “All it takes is one person to reach out and impact the world. Once you see and feel the impact of what they have done it then becomes our job to spread the word.”
The article is featured in the November issue of Charleston Magazine.