About Operation Smile Final Mile 2014
The Operation Smile Final Mile is part of The Shamrock Sportsfest, held every March at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, VA. The program is designed to teach students the importance of exercise, commitment, and empathy by helping children born with facial deformities.
Fast, Fun Facts about Final Mile
- 4,700 elementary students ran in 2013
- 2010 “Youth Event of the Year” awarded by Runners USA
- Since 2006, 1,355 smiles healed – that’s 1,355 brighter futures created, lives saved, and families transformed forever
Operation Smile World Care – Helping Children Around the World
Operation Smile’s World Care program helps children worldwide whose disfigurements are much too complicated to treat during a two-week medical mission.
“Children’s lives become changed, not just by individuals in the medical profession but also by caring individuals and supporters who stand side by side with medical professionals and volunteers to allow all of this to happen,” says Dr. Bill Magee, Operation Smile CEO and Co-Founder.
We’ve been blessed to have our World Care children join us for past Final Mile events!