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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...

2013-09-19 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....

2012-06-21 23:03:47

Dr. Roy Kim operated on two dozen children during medical mission with Operation of Hope. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 On the heels of a successful cleft nose and palate surgery for a teenager who traveled from Rwanda to San Francisco earlier this year, Dr. Roy Kim scheduled a trip to Blantyre, Malawi, to continue his medical mission work this summer. “When you volunteer to help a child whose facial deformities have likely caused him to be an outcast in his community for...

2011-09-28 09:22:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, honored Smile Ambassadors Zachary Levi, Giuliana and Bill Rancic at its 10th annual Smile Gala on September 23, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The organization honored President of NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke and her son Henry who was born with a cleft, as well as philanthropist Sue Tsao. Special guests included Operation Smile Ambassadors Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Billy...

2011-07-12 09:01:00

NORFOLK, Va., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a leading international children's medical charity, today announced the appointment of Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. to executive chairman and Howard J. Unger to chief executive officer. Kathleen S. Magee will continue in her role as president. Dr. Magee founded Operation Smile, with Mrs. Magee, in 1982. Mr. Unger has been affiliated with the charity since 1986. The elevation in position for both reflects Operation Smile's ongoing...

2011-03-07 16:23:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Operation Smile today voted to discontinue the proposed merger with Smile Train. The Board of Directors of Smile Train also has voted to discontinue the proposed merger. William R. Fox, Chairman of the Board of Operation Smile, released the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: "We have thoughtfully and carefully pursued combining our two organizations with the goal of treating more children in more...

2011-02-14 13:59:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Smile Train and Operation Smile, two of the leading cleft lip and cleft palate charities in the world, today announced that they have voted to combine the two organizations into a single new entity, to be known as Operation Smile Train. In a joint statement, Charles B. Wang, Co-founder of Smile Train and Dr. William P. and Kathleen S. Magee, Co-founders of Operation Smile, said, "We are delighted that our boards have voted...

2010-07-14 13:36:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity, in partnership with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, one of the hosts of the hit syndicated series "The Doctors," from Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Distribution, traveled to India this past March to perform free cleft palate surgeries. Smile Train's mission is to help the millions of children in developing countries who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Footage from Dr....

2010-02-04 12:51:00

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the continued need for critical medical and surgical care for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Operation Smile, Inc. has further mobilized its global resources and sent three highly skilled medical teams and over 2 1/2 tons of medical equipment and supplies into the region over the last two days. The Operation Smile volunteer teams, which are comprised of 44 credentialed plastic and orthopedic surgeons,...

2010-01-25 14:12:00

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Jan. 24, Operation Smile, Inc., sent a team of 20 highly skilled medical professionals including plastic and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, critical care nurses and technicians, to Haiti, along with over 3 tons of life-saving medical equipment and supplies. The medical volunteers, supplies and equipment traveled to Santo Domingo International Airport in the Dominican Republic and will then proceed into Haiti to provide much-needed...