Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 of those children will die before their first birthday. The children who survive are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a productive life. Operation Smile was founded on the belief that no child should suffer or die because of a facial deformity.
This fall, we invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening! The 2013 Smile Gala will be held to celebrate the more than 200,000 children around the world whose lives Operation Smile has been able to transform. With a presence in over 60 countries and Comprehensive Care Centers providing year-round surgeries to ensure long-term self-sustainability, we are in a better place than ever to help even more children and families in need.
With your support, how many lives can we change tomorrow?
Brooke Burke-Charvet & David Charvet, Roma Downey & Mark Burnett, Sue Naegle, Jennifer & Henry Salke
Master of Ceremonies:
Kevin Beggs, John Connor Humanitarian Award
Randy Sherman, Wallis Annenberg Public Service Award
Kate Walsh, Universal Smile Award
Special Guest Performance:
Sasha Allen from The Voice
Special Guest DJ:
Mix Master Mike
500+ guests from Los Angeles and around the globe join forces to help children worldwide
A premier dinner, awards and entertainment
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
A surgery can change a child's life forever; you have the power to help transform a child's life.
2013 Smile Gala Photo Gallery
2013 Smile Gala Highlights