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2014-03-31 12:29:24

FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the dedicated doctors and staff of Operation Smile, overcoming challenges comes with the territory. Travelling the globe to some of the poorest places on earth, they have performed life changing surgeries for over 200,000 children afflicted with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Among the many challenges they face is the ongoing need to photographically document their work and evaluate the outcomes. And that's...

2013-11-15 23:00:23

Despite Destruction, Operation Smile Medical Volunteers Depart for the Philippines in Advance of Next Week’s Pre-planned Surgical Mission Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Operation Smile was born in the Philippines with its very first medical mission in Naga City, Camarines Sur in 1982. “We arrived in the Philippines for a one-time surgical mission to treat children born with facial deformities - and although we helped many children, we were forced to turn away the...

2012-11-15 16:26:48

"change forever(TM)" campaign launches globally; Funds raised will help Operation Smile meet the worldwide demand for safe surgical care NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, Operation Smile is launching its 30(th) anniversary celebration with a year-long series of events in the United States and globally. Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, has set an ambitious goal to raise significant funds worldwide to eradicate the backlog of...

2012-06-06 06:26:04

OAKLAND, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream kicks off a summer-long initiative to give ice cream lovers everywhere another reason to smile. As if more than 25,000 free scoops of delicious ice cream with half the fat and one-third fewer calories than regular ice cream wasn't enough of a reason to elicit a grin, for every "ice cream smile" photo captured and uploaded to the Dreyer's/Edy's Facebook page, $5 will be donated to Operation Smile,...

2011-07-13 23:53:38

Faculty and students at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are developing ways for cancer patients and children born with facial deformities to make more informed decisions about which reconstructive surgeries would be most aesthetically pleasing and practical based on their individual body types and personal preferences. The interdisciplinary research, which includes biomedical engineering Professor Mia K. Markey and aerospace engineering Professor K....

2010-11-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To help make the holiday season easier, Oral-B Glide along with "General Hospital" star Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, today will kick off the "Glide Into The Holidays" program benefitting Operation Smile, with a free skate day at New York City's Wollman Rink in Central Park. At the event, families are invited to Glide on the ice to raise money for Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that provides free surgeries to repair cleft...