Friday, August 01, 2008

I'm a Big Fan of...! August 2008

Here's my August 2008 Gush:

I'M A BIG FAN OF...! --THE SMILE TRAIN! the terrific non-profit whose sole mission is correcting the cleft lip and palate challenges of kids all over the world. www.smiletrain.org

Their work represents an important, even life-saving effort because many kids with such needs in other countries are viewed as being cursed or worse, all because of correctable physical defects that have serious impact on speech and eating.

These kids are often ostracized and don't go to school.

No wonder so many top celebs see tremendous value in supporting this great cause, including: Walter Cronkite, Christie Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, and even the Donald.

According to smiletrain.org, since March 2000, the organization has served more than 330,000 kids in 75 of the world's most impoverished countries!! That's 90,000 surgeries a year!

That's a lot of great smiles, which is why I'm adding my financial support as soon as I finish this post.

How about you?

JudyWinter.com
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations
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1 comment:

Alex said...

Hi Judy,

Greetings from Smile Train.

Thank you so much for being such a big fan of Smile Train! Your generosity will give children not just new smiles, but also a second chance at life.

Like you said, we have completed over 330,000 surgeries in 9 years. We are currently performing around 300 surgeries a day in 75 developing nations!!

We are also reaching a milestone where we perform more surgeries each year than children born with clefts in developing nations. With your support, this is becoming very possible!

Dont hesitate to email if you ever need anything from you. We appreciate the support, and for helping us help these poor children.

Alex Judd
Donor Relations Associate
ajudd@smiletrain.org