As part of their ongoing commitment to transforming the lives of children with clefts, GSK Consumer Healthcare employees from around the world recently held fundraising and awareness events in support of Smile Train in honor of World Smile Day® 2018. This was the first year that GSK employees formally celebrated this day devoted to acts of kindness. However, GSK celebrated and created smiles like seasoned vets.
In New York City, GSK employees participated at Smile Train’s event in Herald Square, where they distributed Smile Train collateral, encouraged people to engage with the organization’s interactive installation, and wished passerby a happy World Smile Day®. In Philadelphia, a team of GSK employees banded together and created get-well cards to be distributed to Smile Train patients recovering from their cleft surgeries.
GSK Asia House in Singapore created booths where employees could sell homemade products and play games, with proceeds going to Smile Train. Smile Train’s Area Director of South East Asia Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano, who was in attendance, said of the event, “The overwhelming show of support was heartwarming. It was just the first taste of how we’ll be able to create many more smiles together in the months and years to come.”
In Kenya, GSK’s World Smile Day® townhall doubled as a kickoff celebration for the partnership, where team members from both sides brainstormed ideas for future collaborations — some events are already in the works.
These were just a few in a lineup of GSK events around the world including additional celebrations in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, and the UK. Smile Train staff is proud that working with GSK, and all our supporters around the world, we raised enough to create 420+ new smiles and provide much-needed treatment for children around the world — making World Smile Day® 2018 our most successful celebration to-date.
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