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02 Mar, 2017, 09:49 ET Operation Smile Celebrates 35th Anniversary And Launches Global Until We Heal Campaign To Increase Access To Safe Surgery

Today, Operation Smile celebrates its 35th anniversary with the global launch of its UNTIL WE HEAL campaign, an effort to increase access to safe...


08 Dec, 2016, 16:01 ET Operation Smile Mexico recibe el Premio Nacional de Acción Voluntaria y Solidaria 2016 del país

Operation Smile Mexico fue honrada por el Presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, con el Premio Nacional de Acción Voluntaria y Solidaria,...


08 Dec, 2016, 09:03 ET Operation Smile Mexico Receives Country's 2016 National Volunteer And Solidarity Award

Operation Smile Mexico was honored by President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto with the 2016 National Volunteer and Solidarity Award, Mexico's...


27 Sep, 2016, 12:00 ET Operation Smile And Ifeng To Host "Forever Happiness" Smile Gala Honoring Whitney Cummings And The Nerd Machine Co-Founders Zachary Levi And David Coleman

Operation Smile will host its annual Smile Gala on Friday, September 30th  at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in order to raise funds and...


14 Jul, 2016, 13:31 ET Musician Chris Daughtry and 7-year-old Internet Dance Sensation "Big Bang Balang" Join 500 Students from around the World to Launch Operation Smile's Global Campaign UNTIL WE HEAL to Advocate for Billions Who Lack Access to Safe Surgery

 Hundreds of Operation Smile student volunteers from around the world will come together at San Diego State University to launch the UNTIL WE...


19 May, 2016, 11:25 ET NEXT Global Summit Convenes Largest-Ever Operation Smile Gathering of Medical, Volunteer and Business Leaders, May 22 to 25 in Virginia

Global leaders who spearhead Operation Smile medical programs around the world will convene in Virginia Beach on May 22 for the NEXT Global Summit:...


13 Jan, 2016, 13:53 ET Operation Smile Announces Global Strategy to Improve Access to Safe Surgery

 Operation Smile today announced its new global strategy to expand efforts to improve access to safe, effective surgical care. It is estimated...


28 Oct, 2015, 13:07 ET Musician Matt Nathanson to Receive Universal Smile Award at San Francisco Operation Smile Gala

Musician Matt Nathanson will be honored with the Universal Smile Award by Operation Smile, at the San Francisco Smile Gala on Saturday, November 7,...


30 Sep, 2015, 13:07 ET Operation Smile to Honor Selma Blair, Henry Nguyen and the Rodosky Family at 2015 Smile Gala in Los Angeles

 Operation Smile, the international children's medical charity, will honor actress Selma Blair; Henry Nguyen, Managing General Partner, IDG...


16 Mar, 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...


06 Nov, 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...


08 Sep, 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,...


03 Sep, 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...


14 May, 2014, 13:16 ET 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...


19 Sep, 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,...


17 Apr, 2013, 15:04 ET 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...


10 Apr, 2013, 10:44 ET 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...


09 Jan, 2013, 13:19 ET 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...


15 Nov, 2012, 16:02 ET 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...


25 Sep, 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...


25 Oct, 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...


25 Oct, 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...


25 Oct, 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...


11 Oct, 2011, 12:49 ET 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...


28 Sep, 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...