NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft lip and cleft palate charity, along with The Queen's Flowers, a leading importer and distributor of a wide variety of fresh cut flowers, have collaborated to create a limited edition Smile Train bouquet available for purchase at over 750 Stop & Shop, Giant Food, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S Food Markets beginning August 26, 2011 through September 29, 2011. $1.00 of every bouquet purchased will be donated to Smile Train.
"We are very excited to be working with The Queens Flowers to highlight the work we do and to bring much needed attention to our mission," says Priscilla Ma, Executive Director of Smile Train. "Because of partnerships like this with The Queens Flowers, we can continue to do the life-changing work we do all over the world and provide children with a second chance at life."
"The Queens Flowers Team is proud to be partnering with Smile Train for this wonderful cause. Our flowers bring smiles to consumers' daily lives and partnering with an organization that brings smiles to so many children around the world who weren't smiling, is something our company is extremely proud of," says Herbert Jordan, President of The Queens Flowers.
Smile Train's mission is to give every child born with a cleft – anywhere in the world – the opportunity to live a full, happy, and productive life. They do this by empowering local medical professionals to provide free corrective cleft surgery in a safe environment for the millions of struggling children around the world suffering from a cleft lip and/or palate. Smile Train has provided over 655,000 free cleft surgeries since its founding in 1999. The work that Smile Train does allows a child a second chance at life with a surgery that costs as little as $250.
About Smile Train
Founded in 1999, Smile Train is the world's largest cleft charity with over 2,600 partner surgeons operating in over 1,100 partner hospitals, and has helped children in over 80 countries – many of the world's poorest. Smile Train provides free cleft lip and cleft palate surgery to children from poor families that give a child not just a new smile, but a chance at a new life. For additional information, please visit www.smiletrain.org.
About The Queens Flowers Group
Established in 1980, The Queen's Flowers is one of the leading growers and distributors of fresh cut flowers in North America. It produces over 850 million stems per year, and has a product portfolio of over 35 different product types. All of its production farms are located in Colombia, where it employs over 12,000 people directly. Since its inception, the company has always focused in producing the best quality product consistently, and also in adhering to its commitment with social and ecological responsibility. For additional information, please visit www.queensflowers.com.
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SOURCE Smile Train