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Jul 12, 2019, 07:30 ET Operation Smile To Hold 28th Annual International Student Leadership Conference In Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Hundreds of high school students from around the world – including Rwanda, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Korea, Italy, Bolivia and the United...


May 09, 2019, 07:30 ET A Mother's Journey: From Fear to Hope and Happiness

Imagine strangers staring at your children because of the way they look. For Lisa Lori, it's a reality. "Everywhere we went people stared. The...


Apr 02, 2019, 12:00 ET As a Partner of the Vietnam Ministry of Health, Operation Smile Participates in Conference on Implementing Guidelines for Patient Safety And Safe Surgical Care

Today the Vietnam Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts a Conference on implementing Guidelines for Quality Standards for Safe Surgery chaired by the...


Feb 15, 2019, 06:00 ET American Heart Month: Operation Smile Trains 33,000 Students, Parents, Caregivers & Healthcare Providers in Life Support Resuscitation

It's a day eighteen-year-old Jack Schaeffer will never forget, "It was 2016. I was in a Starbucks in Morristown, New Jersey with my mentor when a...


Jul 16, 2018, 09:00 ET Operation Smile To Hold 27th Annual Student Leadership Conference In Seattle

More than 300 high school students from 19 countries including China, Vietnam, Panama, South Africa, Ireland, Canada and the United States will...


Nov 09, 2017, 09:10 ET Operation Smile Celebrates 35 Years Of Life-Changing Care

Operation Smile reaches a major milestone! The organization is celebrating and commemorating 35 years of offering free surgeries, 35 years of...


May 19, 2017, 19:15 ET Operation Smile's 35th Anniversary presented by Johnson & Johnson

Wednesday night, New York's top philanthropists, celebrities and supporters gathered in Chelsea for an evening honoring the work of famed...


May 13, 2017, 09:00 ET Operación Sonrisa Honduras anuncia la erradicación de la acumulación de casos de personas con fisuras de labio y paladar

Operación Sonrisa Honduras anuncia la erradicación de la acumulación de casos de personas que viven con condiciones de labio y paladar hendido sin...


May 12, 2017, 14:10 ET Operation Smile Honduras Announces Eradication Of The Cleft Backlog

Operation Smile Honduras announced the eradication of the backlog of people living with untreated cleft conditions at an event hosted by President...


Mar 02, 2017, 08:49 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...


Dec 08, 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 highest...


Dec 08, 2016, 04:01 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, edición...


Sep 27, 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 awareness for...


Jul 14, 2016, 01:31 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 HEAL...


May 19, 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:...


Apr 07, 2016, 09:48 ET Operation Smile Students Spearhead First-Of-Its-Kind Campaign For Safe Surgery

Today, World Health Day, marks the launch of an unprecedented youth-driven campaign to advocate for a healthcare issue which few people in the U.S....


Jan 13, 2016, 01:53 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 that...


Oct 28, 2015, 01:07 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,...


Sep 30, 2015, 01:07 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 Ventures...


May 11, 2015, 06:00 ET 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 its...


Mar 16, 2015, 05:37 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 Machine. Chuck's...


Mar 09, 2015, 03:05 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 Resort to raise...


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 soften ...


Sep 08, 2014, 01:07 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, at the...


Sep 03, 2014, 01:07 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...