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May 18, 2015, 15:42 ET
Co-Founder and President of Operation Smile Kathy Magee, CEO of Johnson & Johnson Alex Gorsky and Co-Founder and CEO of Operation Smile Dr. Bill Magee appear at the 13th Annual Operation Smile Event Hosted By Kate Walsh With Special Guest Eli Manning Honoring Johnson & Johnson And Barbara Majeski & Family on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Fletcher)

Johnson & Johnson Commits $25 Million to Operation Smile Over Next Five Years

 Hundreds gathered Thursday night at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York to recognize those who have supported Operation Smile, the world's...

May 11, 2015, 06:00 ET
Alex Gorsky, Johnson and Johnson CEO, takes patient Yimiao Peng to the operating room with her mother as Bill Magee, right, Patricia Gorsky, third left, and Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, left, look on at Beijing Tongren Hospital, in Beijing, China, March 24, 2015. (Operation Smile Photo-Shiho Fukada)

Operation Smile to Honor Johnson & Johnson Chairman & CEO Alex Gorsky, Philanthropist Barbara Majeski and More at 13th Annual Smile Event

 Operation Smile, the world's largest volunteer-based medical charity of its kind providing free cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, will hold...

Mar 16, 2015, 17:37 ET

Operation Smile's 4th Annual Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge Presented By The Nerd Machine Raises Over $500,000

Stars lent their support this weekend for Operation Smile's 4th Annual Celebrity Ski and Smile Challenge presented by The Nerd...

Mar 09, 2015, 15:05 ET

Operation Smile To Host Fourth Annual Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge

 Operation Smile will host its fourth annual Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge on Saturday, March 14, at Park City Mountain...

Jan 13, 2015, 08:46 ET

Lebanese Medical Program for Children in Dire Need of Funding

Every child is entitled to live a normal, healthy life but all too often that's not the case for youngsters in low-income families. Photo -...

Nov 06, 2014, 10:15 ET

Vietnam War Veterans Join Operation Smile Medical Volunteers to Provide Free Cleft Surgery for 700 Vietnamese Children across Six Cities in One Week

OPERATION SMILE -- Unbeknownst to most Americans, it was a team of medical volunteers, which included Vietnam War combat veterans, that helped...

Oct 16, 2014, 14:18 ET

Kool Smiles Dental Offices Hold Halloween Candy Exchange to Benefit Troops

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in underserved communities, is coordinating for the third year 'Operation Troop Treats', a...

Sep 08, 2014, 13:07 ET

Musician and Do It For the Love Foundation Founder Michael Franti to Receive Universal Smile Award at San Francisco Operation Smile Gala

 Musician and Founder of the Do It For the Love Foundation, Michael Franti, will be honored with the Universal Smile Award by Operation Smile,...

Sep 03, 2014, 13:07 ET

Operation Smile to Honor Billy Bush, Ken Corday and the Sharon D. Lund Foundation at 2014 Smile Gala in Los Angeles

Operation Smile, the international children's medical charity, will honor Ken Corday, Executive Producer of Days of our Lives; Access Hollywood...

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...