Smile Train Ambassador Kylie Jenner Visits Organization's Local Programs in Peru
NEW YORK — As part of her ongoing commitment to helping children with clefts, pop culture phenomenon and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner, creator of Kylie Cosmetics, had the opportunity to visit Smile Train’s local programs in Peru and meet with the organization’s local partner surgeons, cleft patients and their families. During her journey, Kylie visited Smile Train’s partner hospital, the Delgado Clinic in Lima, as well as the home of a child who had recently received cleft lip surgery. Kylie’s fans and supporters will be able to see her visit to Peru firsthand during the seventh episode of her reality show, Life of Kylie, airing September 10 at 9pm EST on E!
Kylie’s support of Smile Train has been incredibly impactful in a short time. In 2016, she launched a special-edition lip kit in collaboration with the charity — donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the pale pink lipstick (named “Smile”) to Smile Train. Kylie first launched the lip kit on World Smile Day®, and then relaunched the kit in January, both times selling out almost instantly. Since beginning her partnership with Smile Train in October 2016, Kylie has donated almost a half a million dollars to provide new smiles to over 1,800 children born with clefts.
“It's an honor to be part of changing so many children's futures, I'm excited to continue my relationship with Smile Train and see the difference we make together,” said Jenner.
“We are so impressed with Kylie’s selflessness, huge heart and extremely generous giving spirit and are so excited to have her as a Smile Train Ambassador, helping to generate awareness about our cause, ” said Smile Train’s CEO Susannah Schaefer.
To learn more about Smile Train’s partnership with Kylie Jenner and to show your support, donate to smiletrain.org/kylie to help provide 100%-free cleft repair surgeries and comprehensive cleft care to children suffering with untreated clefts around the world.
About Smile Train
Smile Train provides free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in developing countries. Through training local doctors and empowering partner hospitals around the world, we advance a sustainable solution and scalable model to treat clefts, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, and speak over time. To learn more about how Smile Train's sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.org.
About Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is one of the world's most-followed people on social media with a combined following of over 175 million users and counting. Named to Fast Company’s “The 100 Most Creative People In Business 2017” and Forbes “The 2017 Celebrity 100 List”, Kylie is a successful entrepreneur, beauty mogul, fashion designer, author, TV personality and style icon. In November 2015, Kylie launched her cosmetics brand, Kylie Cosmetics, inspired by her love for makeup and passion for business. The debut product, the Kylie Lip Kit, was a sell-out success and her eCommerce site KylieCosmetics.com is one of the most successful online stores in the world today. Kylie has expanded the collection beyond lip products to include offerings for the eyes and cheeks, as well as creating limited edition sets launched throughout the year. Along with her sister Kendall, Kylie has launched her clothing line, the Kendall + Kylie Collection, and a mobile game called Kendall & Kylie. Kylie continues to create new and innovative content for her app, The Kylie Jenner Official App, and website KylieJenner.com, which debuted at #1 in the app store in September 2015. Kylie’s charitable endeavors include major contributions to Smile Train and Teen Cancer America.
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