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Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft charity. Our sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

Smile Train is dedicated to generating awareness of the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts around the world. To read more about how Smile Train is changing the world one smile at a time, feel free to browse through some of our press coverage below.

Smile Train News

Smile Train News

In 2019, Smile Train’s athletic fundraising program, Team EMPOWER, decided the organization was...

Smile Train joins with the rest of America, Canada, and the world in mourning the loss of Alex...

There are certain experiences that unite every person with a cleft, no matter where they were born...


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Smile Train In The News

Smile Train In The News

Corporate Communications
Enjoy a meal, give kids the gift of a smile

It’s an example of good business. PDQ restaurants...

Events & Campaigns
E! Online
How Ciara Is Juggling 3 Kids, Work, Self-Care and Football S...

The mom, singer and philanthropist has teamed...

Thought Leadership
PR Daily
Smile Train’s Nijha Diggs shares the lessons of COVID-19

What are the takeaways from WFH and the crises of...

Community Fundraisers
Lisle Woman Runs 'Own' Chicago Marathon To Aid Chi...

When the Chicago Marathon was canceled, Kelly...


Latest Press Releases

Latest Press Releases

Operating Simulare will allow Smile Train to offer high-quality, affordable cleft surgery training to its more than 2,100 partner medical professionals around the world.

Award-winning PDQ restaurants and Smile Train are working together to support and raise awareness for children with clefts this month at PDQ’s 11 South Florida locations. 

Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft organization, today launched their #540Today campaign timed to World Smile Day®, and will host a virtual fundraiser to benefit Smile Train and the 540 babies born with clefts each day – many without proper access to treatment. The World Smile Day® Live event will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Ciara.