Every year, on the first Friday of October, Smile Train supporters all around the world join together to celebrate World Smile Day® (WSD), a day devoted to smiles and acts of kindness. Smile Train’s Young Leadership Circle LA chapter took advantage of their idyllic September weather and kicked off the annual global celebrations a little early by hosting a WSD pool party.
Smile Train’s WSD theme, I Create Smiles, celebrates the 1+ million children whose lives have been transformed by Smile Train funded cleft treatments and honors the thousands of supporters and medical partners that continue to make our work around the world possible.
On that day, 250+ Angelino smile-creators filled the beautiful rooftop Skybar pool at the Mondrian Los Angeles to celebrate.
Stars of television and film, models, professional athletes, and musicians all showed up for the party; including celebrities Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Caroline D’Amore, Nathalie Paris, Olivia Jordan, Jay Hector, Larry English, Gleb Savchenko, Vander Lee Blue II, and Cameron Moulène. These celebrity supporters generously shared with their social media followers that they support @SmileTrain and #WorldSmileDay.
Smile Train’s Manager of Community Fundraising Ikiah McGowan recapped the event by saying, “A pool, great people, and beautiful scenery — what a treat to spread awareness and raise funds for Smile Train in such a joyful way.”
The event was made possible by support from Smile Train corporate partners and sponsors Beverly Hills MD, Wilhelmina Models, Pizza Girl, Inc., Peroni, Smith Devereux, and SkyDeck Experiences.
To download our "I Create Smiles" social media images or to learn more about our global celebrations in honor of World Smile Day®, visit our World Smile Day® page.