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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Operation Smile holds The 500 Smile Run (Nov 6 & 27, 2011)



In celebration of Operation Smile’s 30th Anniversary, the foundation is holding The 500 Smile Run in two (2) legs: on November 6, 2011 to be held at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park in Manila, and on November 27, 2011 at Rizal Park also in Davao City.

Operation Smile is a global children’s medical charity organization that has changed the lives of thousands of children and young adults around the world suffering from congenital facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

The objective of this run project is to provide free life changing reconstructive surgery to at least 1,500 Filipino children and young adults in 10 days through 8 simultaneous surgical missions in various parts of the country, namely, Bacolod, Cavite, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, South Cotabato, Makati, Naga and Pampanga. Medical and non-medical volunteers from the 60 Operation Smile mission countries across the globe will also be participating in this worthwhile endeavor.

The main sponsors of this event are PLDT and SMART.

Minimum Target number of runners for the event:   
•    6,000 (Manila)
•    2,000 (Davao)

Race Categories & Fees (Manila):     
  
•    500meter dash for children    = Php300
•    3 kilometer run                       = Php500
•    5 kilometer run                       = Php500
•    10 kilometer run                     = Php650
•    16 kilometer run                     = Php800

Race Categories & Fees (Davao):       
•    3 KM, 5 KM and 10KM  = Php350
•    16 kilometer run  = Php650

Operation Smile: A Smile Changes Everything

 
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Background of Operation Smile
Every three minutes, it is estimated that a child is born with a cleft condition. One in 10 children born with a cleft will die before their first birthday. 


With a presence in over 60 countries, Operation Smile provides free life-changing surgeries for children in need worldwide. Operation Smile's network of more than 5,000 medical volunteers donate their time and talent to improve the health and lives of children born with facial deformities. Since 1982, Operation Smile has given more than 2 million patient evaluations and provided over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

In addition to providing thousands of surgeries each year, Operation Smile donates medical equipment and trains local medical professionals in its partner countries to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency in developing countries so more children can be treated year-round. (Text lifted from CreateSmiles on YouTube).

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For more info about the Operation Smile and the race, please check www.operationsmile.org.

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