Parties Around the World for World Smile Day® 2017

October 20, 2017 | Smile Train

Smile Train supporters around the globe recently held World Smile Day® (WSD) parties, to celebrate all of the smiles that Smile Train creates, every day of the year. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible, and to everyone who helped us celebrate around the world. Some highlights include:

World Smile Day Smile Train US
In Chicago, Two Prudential Plaza was illuminated in Smile Train’s signature red and blue colors in honor of the day. Supermodel, Actress, and Smile Train Goodwill Ambassador Christie Brinkley, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp participated in the ceremony which was followed by live musical performances, giveaways, games, and celebrity guests.

Smile Train’s Young Leadership Circle (YLC) Los Angeles chapter celebrated at Poppy with beats by Nick Mathers & Matt Handley and special guest DJ Jordyn Woods. Smile Train’s NYC YLC chapter hosted a WSD celebration at Kola House with music by DJ Vashtie.

Smile Train corporate partner, Labrada Nutrition hosted an hour-long Facebook Live and work out session to benefit Smile Train.

World Smile Day Smile Train Americas
Miss Universe titleholders from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the US all participated in events.

Smile Train Mexico hosted a special ceremony as corporate partner Dr. Brown’s Medical ™ donated a two-year supply of Specialty Feeding System bottles to three local partner hospitals.

World Smile Day Smile Train Southeast Asia
Smile Train Philippines hosted a fundraising event featuring the popular band, Bleu Rascals.

Smile Train Indonesia hosted a community-wide event at Ragunan Zoo which included a fun run, giveaways, and a costume competition.

World Smile Day Smile Train India and China
Smile Tran India hosted an event at the Fore School of Management in Delhi.

Smile Train China celebrated local partner The Children’s Hospital of Kunming 2,000th new smile.

World Smile Day Smile Train Africa
Hospitals in Kenya, Mozambique, and Ethiopia hosted celebrations for Smile Train patients, their families, and medical staff.

Jihan Dimack, Miss Universe Tanzania visited Smile Train partner hospital CCBRT and celebrated with cleft patients.

World Smile Day Europe
German marketing agency Adfinitas celebrated with a party at their office.

Smile Train Corporate Partners, Tru Rating and Hanami International hosted cake and tea parties in the UK.