News

2015 Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant Helps Create Smiles in the Philippines

August 15, 2015

Smile Train Ambassadors Jeff Krebs and Fritz Friedman recently joined Smile Train’s Justin McCarthy and celebrity judge Tia Carrere at the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant.

Actress and Singer Lucy Hale Helps Smile Train #UpgradeYourWorld

August 7, 2015

Lucy Hale visited our NY headquarters to help spread awareness about clefts and cast her #vote for Smile Train to win Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld Contest.

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.

Events

Join Smile Train at 90sFest!

September 12, 2015

Smile Train is the official charity partner and beneficiary of special ticket sales promotion for 90sFest, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the best music, fashion and culture of the decade!

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

Blog

Anmol: The Girl Stuck in Darkness

Anmol was born to a poor family in a dusty, border village near Amritsar, India. The birth of a girl is a subdued event in most Indian households, but when Anmol was born, it became a moment of shock and disbelief. Anmol’s family had never seen a child with a cleft before. Anmol’s cleft lip […]

Thank You For Helping Create So Many Smiles in the Philippines

This past fiscal year was the most successful year in Smile Train Philippines’ history, and we could not have done it without your help. Our local partners completed more than 5,500 surgeries. Thanks to your donations, we have changed the lives of thousands of Filipino children, their families, and the communities where they live. The […]

1st Meeting of Smile Train’s Chicago Advisory Council

Back Row left to right: Dr. Alvaro Figueroa, Lou and Kate Hall, Jessica Duggan, Suzanne Le Mignot, Howard Witt. Front row left to right: Susan Reyman, Michele Figueroa, Marilyn Witt, Yani and Peter Huften, Linda Gerber. Not pictured: Sondra Rabin, Jason Lersch and Neville Shah. The first meeting of Smile Train’s Chicago Advisory Council was a […]

Sukma: Words Hurt

Amir was worried about the arrival of his fifth child. He would need to find a way to support the family on an income of $36 a month as a struggling rice farmer living in West Java, Indonesia. When his son Sukma arrived with a cleft lip, Amir did not know what to do. His […]

Pamela Sheeran Power Of A Smile

Pamela Sheeran, Vice President and Regional Director, Latin America talks about what the Power Of A Smile means to her. What inspired you to work at Smile Train? Before I started working for Smile Train, I spent a significant amount of time working in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Haiti. I noticed that in spite […]