A graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, Nicholas (Nick) Rauber, DDS, practices at Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge. Dr. Nick Rauber leads the practice in contributing to various charitable efforts, including the Swollfest Fishing Rodeo and the Amazing Half Marathon weekend, which will be hosted by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital on March 10-11, 2018.
The Amazing Half Marathon will feature 5K and 10K races and a half marathon for adults. Participants have the option of signing up for the Amazing Challenge, which consists of the 5K on the opening day and then either the 10K or the half marathon on day two. Individuals who complete the 10K race can use their time to qualify for the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans. The Amazing Half Marathon weekend will also feature events for children, including a half-mile run and a full-mile run on Saturday.
By registering as Amazing Fundraisers, participants can help raise funds for Our Lady of the Lake’s new freestanding children’s hospital. Those who raise $500 or more will be recognized on the Dash’s Donor Board and receive free registration, a special t-shirt, and access to the VIP tent.
The Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) recently presented the New Dentist Award to Nicholas “Nick” Rauber, DDS. This accolade is given to philanthropic dental professionals who have been practicing for less than a decade. Dr. Nick Rauber earned this award for his nonprofit work with such programs as the LA Mission of Mercy and the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic.
The LDA esteems civic involvement and public service work, and it encourages such efforts in its promotion of the National Children’s Dental Health Month in February each year. During this month, the nonprofit program Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) provides a day of access to pro bono dental screenings, services, and education to children without access to regular dental care. In pursuit of its philanthropic mission, the Louisiana Dental Association also sponsors the LDA Foundation, which offers grant opportunities to people and foundations that provide clinical research, education, and access to care programs that better the state of oral health care in Louisiana.
Nick Rauber, DDS, combines his dental career at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group with his role as the director of Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, a fundraising event in Grand Isle, Louisiana. On top of these pursuits, Dr. Nicholas Rauber contributes to a wide range of charitable organizations in his community, including the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).
The CCA is dedicated to the conservation of marine resources through various advocacy efforts, educational initiatives, and preservation projects. In Louisiana, the CCA most recently started construction on an artificial reef system designed to safeguard seafloor depressions that were caused by the dominant current around Ship Shoal 26, which is locally referred to as “the Pickets.”
The Pickets Reef will incorporate an estimated 14,000 tons of limestone across three artificial reefs that were specifically engineered for the project. The artificial reef will provide protection to the scour holes and create extra habitat for the surrounding marine life, while ensuring that the site will be an enjoyable fishing reef for future generations.
CCA Louisiana launched the $1.2 million project in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Artificial Reef Trust Fund, Fieldwood Energy, and Apache Corporation. According to the CCA, the Pickets Reef is the 14th reef CCA Louisiana has built since 2004, and the 10th reef funded by the Artificial Reef Trust Fund and CCA Louisiana.