News

The Real Housewives of New York City Feature Smile Train

July 22, 2015

Smile Train was featured on The Real Housewives of New York City. The Housewives decorated Yummie by Heather Thomson jeans and hosted an event to benefit children with clefts.

Smile Train Featured on Khawatir Television Show

July 17, 2015

Smile Train’s work in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) was recently featured on Khawatir, a popular television show in the region devoted to increasing knowledge of the world that has aired annually during Ramadan for the past 10 years.

Smile Train Supporter Baroness Stedman-Scott Welcomes Smile Train to the House of Lords, Westminster, London

June 17, 2015

Smile Train supporter Baroness Stedman-Scott graciously hosted Smile Train’s annual celebration at the House of Lords. The House of Lords offered a stunning location to reflect on a year of success for Smile Train and our devoted donors.

WHO Passes Historic Resolution Recognizing the Role of Surgical Care

May 22, 2015

Susan Hayes and Susannah Schaefer's op-ed on the World Health Assembly (WHA) updating its definition of universal health coverage so that it includes improved access to surgical care and anesthesia.

Chuggington™ and Smile Train Partner To Create New Smiles Across the World

May 14, 2015

Chuggington™, the contemporary CGI animated train series for preschoolers, and Smile Train, the international children’s cleft charity, today announced that they are partnering to raise awareness and giving towards cleft lip and palate repair and related treatment, bringing smiles to children in need.

Smile Train Student Supporters At The Beverly Vista School Recycle To Raise Money For Smiles

April 29, 2015

Students at the Beverly Vista School are participating in a recycling program to help raise money for Smile Train and give children with clefts around the world free surgery and related treatment.

Power Of A Smile: One Year Later

April 6, 2015

Smile Train recently visited Osawa, our one millionth patient, to see how he and his family were doing since his surgery, one year ago. Today, we are sharing the heartwarming experience with you.

The Head Nurse Branch of the Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip and Palate Symposium Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China

March 30, 2015

The Head Nurse Branch of the Ninth Smile Train Cleft Lip and Palate Symposium was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province from March 26-27. The symposium was sponsored by Smile Train and hosted by the Chinese Stomatology Association.

Smile Train Virtual Surgery Simulator presented at the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival

March 14, 2015

Smile Train’s Virtual Surgery Simulator was presented at the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive. SXSW Interactive is a five day, tech collaboration event known for bringing only the most cutting edge technology and big creative ideas in one space.

Smile Train Raises Money for 370+ New Smiles at New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers Game

March 11, 2015

On Tuesday March 10 Smile Train partnered with the New York Islanders with the goal of raising funds and awareness for children with clefts. It was the final regular season matchup between the rivals, the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers at the Nassau Coliseum.

Events

BMW Berlin Marathon

September 27, 2015

Race through the streets of Berlin, Germany in support of Smile Train.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 11, 2015

Pursue a personal bests or a world record while providing free cleft surgeries at The Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Journey of Smiles: Brazil Registration Deadline

November 4, 2015

Smile Train is pleased to invite our supporters to participate in a Journey of Smiles to visit our partner hospitals in Brazil. Here you will see first-hand how your support gives children a second chance at life.

Blog

Peter Just Wants To Go To School

Peter Ojok was born with a bilateral cleft lip in Kabar, Uganda. The name ‘Ojok’ in Uganda literally translates to ‘cursed by god’. Peter’s father passed away when he was young, and his mother Sophia was left to raise Peter and his four siblings alone. When Peter became old enough to attend school, he was […]

Monica’s Motivation

Monica was born with a cleft lip and palate in Snohomish, Washington. As an infant she had to stay in the hospital for months because of her many medical complications. Since then she has had five surgeries pertaining to her cleft, but with strength and determination, Monica made it through it all and is now […]

Sara Rezk Power Of A Smile

Sara Rezk, from Fairfax VA is a mother of two, and her youngest, Seleem, was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. Here’s what the Power Of A Smile means to her.  If you could give one piece of advice to a child with cleft what would it be? CELEBRATE WHO YOU ARE! You […]

Tayaba Humayun Power Of A Smile

In her own words, former Smile Train patient, Tayaba Humayun, explains how her strength and determination helped her overcome various obstacles growing up with a cleft lip and palate, and how these challenges made her the successful person she is today.   How did you first hear about Smile Train? I first heard about Smile […]

The True Gift Of A Smile

There is truly no better gift a child can receive than their very first smile. One man who understands how powerful the gift of a smile can be is longtime Smile Train supporter and friend, Mr. Horace Whitmore. At 93 years young, Mr. Whitmore lives a quiet and simple life in California. He serves as […]