News

Smile Train’s Chief Executive Officer, Susannah Schaefer, Attends the 2016 MAKERS Conference

February 3, 2016

Smile Train’s Chief Executive Officer, Susannah Schaefer, attends the three-day 2016 MAKERS Conference in California from February 1-3.

Smile Train Announces Safety Commitment at 4th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

February 2, 2016

Smile Train’s Chief Executive Officer, Susannah Schaefer, announced the organization’s commitment at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s 4th Annual Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit.

The Miss Universe Organization to Support International Cleft Charity Smile Train to Increase Awareness About the Severity of Cleft Lip and Palate

January 19, 2016

The Miss Universe Organization to Support International Cleft Charity Smile Train to Increase Awareness About the Severity of Cleft Lip and Palate

Miss Universe Paulina Vega Celebrates Giving Tuesday with Student Supporters of Smile Train

December 1, 2015

As part of Smile Train’s global Giving Tuesday celebration, students at I.S. 96 Seth Low in Brooklyn, NY welcomed a very special visitor, Miss Universe Paulina Vega from Colombia.

Smile Train and Christie Brinkley Light the Empire State Building for #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2015

Supermodel, Actress and Smile Train Goodwill Ambassador Christie Brinkley flips the ceremonial switch on the Empire State Building and rallies support around the cause.

Smile Train and the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery Complete 178 Free Cleft Surgeries During Brazil Cleft Week

October 26, 2015

From October 12-16, Smile Train and the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) united in a major campaign for cleft lip and palate patients.

Former Cleft Patient Celebrates World Smile Day® in NYC

October 14, 2015

When Smile Train staff members were searching for the perfect special guest to help host World Smile Day® activities, they immediately thought of former Smile Train patient Zach and his family.

Smile Train Releases Speech App 2.0

September 16, 2015

Smile Train’s Speech App 1.0 was conceived out of observing Smile Train speech patients after cleft surgery. An estimated 130,000 children affected by cleft palate require speech and language therapy in the developing world every year and many of them cannot afford to receive it.

Thousands Learn About Smile Train at 90sFest

September 12, 2015

The rain forecast did not stop thousands of New Yorkers from flocking to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the inaugural 90sFest, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the best music, fashion, and culture of the 1990s.

180+ Partner Doctors Attend 6th Smile Train Anesthesiologists and Reconstructive Surgeons (STARS) Flagship Medical Conference in Chennai, India

September 10, 2015

The 2015 STARS conference provided surgeons and anesthesiologists from Smile Train partner hospitals across South Asia the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest trends, discoveries and practices in the field of cleft lip and palate surgery.

Events

7th Annual Pardcast-a-Thon

March 5, 2016

Jimmy Pardo & Never Not Funny Host the 7th Annual Pardcast-a-thon for Smile Train

Virgin London Marathon 2016

April 24, 2016

Virgin London Marathon 2016

Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Mont Tremblant 2016

June 26, 2016

Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Mont Tremblant 2016

Blog

Smile Train Celebrates Partnership with Lifebox

Smile Train thanks Lifebox for helping save lives and for being an invaluable partner over the past 4 years. Since 2012, Lifebox has provided thousands of lifesaving pulse oximeters to Smile Train partners worldwide. The pulse oximeters measure the level of oxygen in a patient’s blood while under anesthesia during cleft surgery, sounding an early […]

Chris Szydlo Power Of A Smile

Former cleft patient and Smile Train company matching gift donor, Chris Szydlo, shares the reasons why he donates to Smile Train through his employer’s matching gift program. What first inspired you to support Smile Train? I was able to have three surgeries to correct my cleft lip because of my family’s healthcare plan—I know that […]

Jessica’s Unforgettable Journey to Indonesia

I recently participated in my first Journey of Smiles trip. These trips provide Smile Train supporters the opportunity to visit partner hospitals and patients in the field. For me, there is nothing more impactful and rewarding than seeing first-hand how Smile Train gives children second chances at life, and I was thrilled by the opportunity […]

Ewa Rumprecht Power Of A Smile

Ewa Rumprecht, Manager, Technology Projects (pictured above with medical partners in Myanmar) talks about what the Power Of A Smile means to her. What first inspired you to work at Smile Train? I was impressed by Smile Train’s focus on a single solvable problem. It was also important for me that Smile Train was building, […]

A Fresh Start for Saraswati

Early one morning, residents sleeping at a hostel in Koppal, India awoke to the sound of a crying baby. When the crying persisted, a group was able to track down the source of the commotion — an abandoned two-day-old baby with a cleft lip and palate. They knew that they needed to help the severely […]