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2012-10-08 11:23:14

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- All-Access Hall Pass Live, Big Bad Entertainment, Steve Nguyen & Associates (SNA) and Pure Marketing Group proudly present Who Came To Party For Operation Smile?! starring Sky Blu of LMFAO. Joining the all-star fundraising event is Disney's Shake It Up star Zendaya, Kendall & Logan from Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, rapper Mac Miller, BQ Girls, Poreotics, and Jersey Shore breakout star, DJ Pauly D. The party, hosted by KIISFM's...

2012-09-25 10:25:04

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, will honor Brooke Burke-Charvet and David Charvet at its 30(th) Anniversary Smile Gala on September 28, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Philanthropist Jill Grey, footwear company Sanuk, humanitarians Julia and Stephanie Argyros, Krista Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki will also be honored for helping children in need worldwide. Billy Bush emcees; performances by Chris Mann and Caitlin Moe. Roma...

2012-08-30 06:26:03

NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Smile Train, the world's largest cleft lip and palate charity, announced the "All It Takes Is A Smile" Campaign, which will begin on September 12(th) and culminate on World Smile Day (October 5(th)) with a special event in Times Square, New York City. The "All It Takes Is A Smile" campaign invites users to upload their photos of a smile to Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr using the hashtag #SmileTrainWSD in the photo caption, between September 12...

2012-08-07 10:25:20

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financing solutions to healthcare professionals, has partnered with Operation Smile for their inaugural Send A Smile campaign. Operation Smile provides free, safe reconstructive surgery for children and young adults born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. With the support of healthcare professionals nationwide, BHG and Operation Smile hope to raise awareness and...

2012-07-31 06:25:43

IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanuk, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK), today announced its partnership with Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that provides free reconstructive surgery for children born with cleft lips and cleft palates. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sanuk-passing-on-the-smiles-with-operation-smile-partnership-164400506.html...

2012-06-13 02:27:47

BEIJING, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- "Help every cleft patient lead a normal life" was the new development mission proposed by Smile Train at their top management meeting recently held in Beijing, China. Compared with the previous development goal of "actively help each cleft patient", the new development mission is a greater challenge for Smile Train. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/CN22940) Headquartered in New York, USA, Smile Train is a...

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,...

2012-05-17 14:22:52

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Smile Train has provided 750,000 free cleft surgeries to children around the world since its founding in 1999, and will now dedicate itself to reaching the goal of '1 million smiles' within two and half years," Smile Train Co-Founder and Chairman Charles B. Wang announced at a dinner in New York City tonight. The dinner was held at the Russian Tea Room to thank Smile Train's donors and update them on the progress the organization has made towards...

2012-01-06 08:07:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's leading cleft charity with over 2,200 partner surgeons operating in over 1,100 partner hospitals in over 80 countries, today announced that it has performed its 250,000th cleft repair surgery in China, since it began operations there in 1999. All 250,000 surgeries have been performed by local Chinese surgeons. Smile Train was founded in 1999 with the mission of providing every child born with a cleft the same...

2012-01-06 08:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On the morning of January 6, 2012, sponsored by the U.S. based Smile Train's cleft repair project, the 250,000th free cleft repair surgery was performed successfully in China Meitan General Hospital in Beijing. At the same time, China Charity Federation and Smile Train jointly held in Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing a news conference about the development of the project. Special support for the surgery was given by Chinese Stomatological Association...