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May 14, 2014, 13:16 ET
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Children's Medical Nonprofit Convenes Health Care Providers from 45 Countries in Rare Meeting to Advance the Discussion on Global Surgery in Resource Poor Environments

Leaders from the global public health community including Dr. Meena Cherian, the driving force behind the World Health Organization's initiative...

Sep 19, 2013, 16:04 ET

Operation Smile to Honor Kevin Beggs, Randy Sherman and Kate Walsh at 2013 Smile Gala

Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, will honor Kevin Beggs, Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group; Randy Sherman,...

Apr 17, 2013, 15:04 ET
Smile Train and Operation Smile, the two leading cleft care charities in the world, are launching Rwanda Smiles a groundbreaking initiative to create a cleft-free Rwanda. This joint effort is in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to create the first-ever cleft-free country in Africa.  (PRNewsFoto/Operation Smile)

Operation Smile and Smile Train Launch Rwanda Smiles™, to Create Africa's First Cleft-Free Country

Unprecedented collaboration between the two leading cleft charities will eliminate backlog of 4,000-plus Rwandans with untreated clefts and...

Apr 10, 2013, 10:44 ET
Smile Train and Operation Smile, the two leading cleft care charities in the world, are launching Rwanda Smiles a groundbreaking initiative to create a cleft-free Rwanda. This joint effort is in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to create the first-ever cleft-free country in Africa.  (PRNewsFoto/Operation Smile)

Operation Smile and Smile Train Launch Rwanda Smiles™, An Unprecedented Collaboration to Create a Cleft-Free Rwanda

 Smile Train and Operation Smile, the two leading cleft care charities in the world, are launching Rwanda Smiles a groundbreaking initiative...

Jan 09, 2013, 13:19 ET
On January 10th, Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, is premiering "change forever(TM)" - a short interactive film starring Tony Hawk which can be viewed at www.wecanchangeforever.com. Operation Smile is celebrating its 30th anniversary of saving lives and healing smiles.  (PRNewsFoto/Operation Smile)

Operation Smile Premieres Interactive Film "change forever™" featuring Tony Hawk to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Saving Lives

Film Allows Viewers to Send their Smile on the Journey of a Medical Mission, and Take a Pledge to Advocate for Children Born with...

Nov 15, 2012, 16:02 ET
Families bring their children born with cleft lip and cleft palate to Operation Smile's surgical mission in Silay, Philippines. Operation Smile is launching its 30-year Anniversary during a series of anniversary medical missions in the Philippines where volunteer medical teams will provide approximately 16,000 healthcare evaluations and 1,400 life-changing reconstructive surgeries in 24 days. (Operation Smile Photo - Marc Ascher).  (PRNewsFoto/Operation Smile)

Operation Smile Kicks Off 30th Anniversary with Homecoming Medical Missions to the Philippines, Followed by Year-Long Series of Events around the U.S. and World

"change forever™" campaign launches globally; Funds raised will help Operation Smile meet the worldwide demand for safe surgical care...

Sep 25, 2012, 16:04 ET

Operation Smile Honors Brooke Burke-Charvet and David Charvet, Jill Grey, Sanuk, Julia and Stephanie Argyros, Krista Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki at 30th Anniversary Smile Gala

Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, will honor Brooke Burke-Charvet and David Charvet at its 30th Anniversary Smile Gala...

Oct 25, 2011, 03:00 ET

Ethicon und Operation Smile zaubern ein Lächeln auf die Gesichter von Kindern in Nordafrika

- Über 130 Kinder mit Gesichtsspalten ersuchen die ärztliche Mission im marokkanischen Marrakesch um Hilfe; Ethicon-Mitarbeiter aus...

Oct 25, 2011, 03:00 ET

Ethicon et Operation Smile crée Smiles for Children en Afrique du Nord

- Plus de 130 enfants souffrant de fente palatine cherchent de l'aide à la mission médicale de Marrakechau Maroc ; les employés...

Oct 25, 2011, 03:00 ET

Ethicon e Operation Smile creano sorrisi per i bambini nell'Africa settentrionale

- Oltre 130 bambini con labbro leporino cercano aiuto nella missione medica a Marrakechin Marocco; i dipendenti di Ethicon dall'Europa e dalla...

Oct 11, 2011, 12:49 ET
A young boy with a cleft plays with his new "Zachary" teddy bear during an Operation Smile medical mission in Morocco. For every $240 donation this holiday season, Operation Smile is sending a teddy bear to a medical mission, and the donor will receive a commemorative bear for their very own.  (PRNewsFoto/Operation Smile, Marc Ascher)

Give an Exclusive "Zachary, Luke or Griffin" Teddy Bear to a Suffering Child Through Operation Smile's Holiday Giving Catalog and Receive One of Your Own

Two childhood friends partnered with Operation Smile this holiday season to launch the  "Zachary, Luke or Griffin" Teddy Bears, found...

Sep 28, 2011, 10:22 ET

Operation Smile Honors Zachary Levi, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Jennifer and Henry Salke and Sue Tsao at 10th Annual Smile Gala in Los Angeles

Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, honored Smile Ambassadors Zachary Levi, Giuliana and Bill Rancic at its 10th annual...

Sep 06, 2011, 11:13 ET

Miss Universe Organization Announces a Global Partnership with Operation Smile to Create a World of Smiles for Children Born with Clefts

Today the Miss Universe Organization and Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, announced a philanthropic partnership to...

Aug 30, 2011, 10:22 ET

Operation Smile to Honor Zachary Levi, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Jennifer and Henry Salke and Sue Tsao at 10th Annual Smile Gala in Los Angeles

Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, will honor Smile Ambassadors Zachary Levi and Giuliana and Bill Rancic at its 10th...

Jul 12, 2011, 10:01 ET

Operation Smile Names Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. as Executive Chairman; Howard J. Unger as CEO

Operation Smile, a leading international children's medical charity, today announced the appointment of Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. to executive...

Mar 07, 2011, 17:23 ET

Operation Smile Announces Plans to Remain Independent

The Board of Directors of Operation Smile today voted to discontinue the proposed merger with Smile Train. The Board of Directors of Smile Train...

Feb 14, 2011, 14:59 ET

Smile Train and Operation Smile Boards Agree to Merge

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...

Aug 17, 2010, 14:27 ET

Operation Smile to Honor Harrison Ford, John Stamos and Susan Casden at the 9th Annual Smile Gala in Los Angeles

Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, will honor Harrison Ford, John Stamos and Susan Casden at its 9th Annual Smile Gala on...

Feb 11, 2010, 08:15 ET

Actor and Humanitarian Harrison Ford Assists Operation Smile's Relief Efforts in Haiti

Operation Smile supporter, legendary actor and humanitarian Harrison Ford piloted his Cessna 208 Caravan to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on...

Feb 04, 2010, 13:51 ET

Operation Smile Expands Its Medical Efforts to Help Earthquake Victims in Haiti

In response to the continued need for critical medical and surgical care for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Operation Smile,...