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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...

2013-10-23 12:29:12

BEIJING, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For those devoting themselves to philanthropy and society's benefit, it's always hard to say what drove them toward this pursuit. But undoubtedly, they have propelled society forward. Whenever faced with difficulties, they always come up with new solutions instead of giving up. They keep marching forward until their dreams bloom in every corner of the world, until, in the words of Charles B. Wang, founding father and chairman of Smile Train,...

2013-09-30 23:01:41

The Global Summit marks the culmination of "The Journey Home" and sets the stage to grow the strategy for the next decade. Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 One hundred and sixty medical directors, medical volunteers, and staff members representing 45 countries are gathered in California to celebrate the culmination of Operation Smile’s 30th anniversary events that kicked off last November with a yearlong series of surgical missions in the Philippines, the site of the...

2013-09-27 12:23:29

BEIJING, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 27, Dzachuka's Smile, a non-profit documentary co-produced by China Central Television (CCTV) Documentary Channel and Smile Train, premiered in Beijing. As CCTV's first non-profit documentary focusing on cleft palate patients, it was produced by the core production team of the full-length documentary The Forbidden City. It is believed this will be a documentary hit on Chinese television after A Bite of China. (Photo:...

2013-09-27 08:24:20

'DZACHUKA'S SMILE' TO PREMIERE IN BEIJING NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 27, 'DZACHUKA'S SMILE,' a non-profit documentary co-produced by China Central Television Documentary Channel (CCTV) and Smile Train, will premiere in Beijing. CCTV¹s first non-profit documentary focusing on cleft patients, called 'DZACHUKA'S SMILE,' will subsequently air throughout China, with over 100 million viewers expected to watch. The film was selected as a contestant for the 12th...

2013-09-25 12:26:42

Devyn , Winner of Oxygen's THE FACE, to Host Festivities at Harry S. Truman High School in New York on October 4 NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's leading cleft lip and palate charity, has announced that they will be joining forces with New York City schools MS 180, MS 181, Truman High School, PS 176, PS 178 and CEI's Project BOOST to celebrate World Smile Day® on Friday, October 4. Model and winner of season one of Oxygen's THE FACE, and Truman High...

2013-09-19 23:04:18

Longtime Operation smile supporter recognized for outstanding contributions to humanity: personal experience is motivation for her philanthropic efforts. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 “I believe I was saved so that I could in turn help those in need,” Professor Alice Chiu gently remarked while reflecting on her recent honor for “Outstanding Contributions to Humanity” presented by the USA International Culture and Science Academy*. Alice Chiu knows firsthand the pain of helplessness....

2013-07-24 08:27:58

Smile Train, a non-profit organization providing free, safe, and quality cleft lip and palate surgeries around the world, was awarded the Interactive Media Council's highest honor for the planning, execution and overall professionalism of its website, http://smiletrain.org NEW YORK, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC) has recognized Smile Train, a non-profit organization that treats cleft lips and palates throughout the world, as "Best in Class...

2013-07-01 12:26:55

Charity Takes Part in Initiative with Events and Celebrations Across the Globe NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity, is joining in the celebration of July's National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month. The non-profit will participate in events worldwide, stretching from the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Africa, in hopes of increasing awareness for cleft lip and palate. Smile...

2013-06-17 08:24:09

LONDON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train will host events worldwide in celebration of the occasion Smile Train, the world's largest cleft lip and palate non-profit, is proud to announce that it has been selected as the charity partner to perform the coin toss at the Gentlemen's Singles final, Wimbledon 2013. Pinki Sonkar, one of their most well-known patients, will perform the coin toss on behalf of Smile Train at the match on Sunday 7th July. Pinki, who...