Annual Physicians' Training Program Largest Ever
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Leadership ConferenceOperation Smile South Africa
Conducts Program inNeighboring Country
Page 4Message from our CMOInternational Mission Report
Page 5New Partner InstitutionPartnership with U.S. Navy
Pages 6 & 7Smile Ambassadors Participate
on Medical Mission to PeruOperation Smile Colombia Opens
Comprehensive Care CenterNew Program Trains Nurses
Around the Globe
Pages 8 & 9Fund-raising News
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Back CoverWorld Care Program Helps
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Annual Physicians Training ProgramLargest Ever
Nearly 70 physicians and nursesfrom 25 countries traveled toNorfolk, Va., to participate in Operation Smile's annualPhysicians' Training Program(PTP) from May 28-June 8. Since1987, this conference has been acritical component of OperationSmile's training and educationinitiatives. To date, more than 700medical professionals have beenbrought to Norfolk to participate inthis program. PTP gives physiciansfrom Operation Smile missioncountries the opportunity to learnnew techniques and to expandtheir knowledge through lectures,lab rotations, and operating roomobservation. PTP includes plastic
surgeons, anesthesiologists and pediatricians, and this year expanded to include dentists andnurses. Anesthesiologists, pediatricians, dentists and nurses participated in a variety of AmericanHeart Association training programs, such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), PediatricAdvanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS), organized by Tidewater Center forLife Support and Operation Smile. The goal of PTP is to train medical professionals to care forchildren in their own countries, furthering Operation Smile's mission of helping its partnercountries attain self-sufficiency.
Part of PTP includes specialty training atOperation Smile partner institutions. Nursestrained at Old Dominion University in Norfolk,dental participants trained at the University ofMaryland Dental School in Baltimore, Md.,anesthesia participants were in Washington,D.C. at George Washington University, pediatric participants trained in Philadelphia,Penn. at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia,and plastic surgery participants traveled toDuke University in Durham, N.C.
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Physicians Training Program participants andOperation Smile staff at the Virginia headquarters
During the nursing training program at Old DominionUniversity, (from left) Operation Smile medical volunteersDebbie Wimmer and Ann Campbell train nurses Maria Paradafrom Bolivia and others from Cambodia, Ecuador, Nicaraguaand Venezuela to listen for breath sounds on a simulator baby
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Throughout the world, OperationSmile volunteers repair childhoodfacial deformities while buildingpublic and private partnerships that advocate for sustainablehealthcare systems for children and families. Together, we createsmiles, change lives, heal humanity. Operation Smile Invited to White House
Conference on the AmericasIn Arlington, Va., on July 9, President and Mrs. Bush hosted A Conference on the Americas.With the theme of "Advancing the Cause of Social Justice in the Americas," the conferenceincluded representatives of approximately 150 regional-based organizations and 100 UnitedStates-based groups. Operation Smile Co-founder and CEO Dr. Bill Magee and OperationSmile Regional Vice President of Latin America Ellen Agler attended the all-day conference.Dr. Magee addressed the audience and discussed Operation Smiles work in the region and itsrecent partnership with the USNS Comfort to help children in Nicaragua, Peru and Colombia.The conference focused on sharing lessons learned on how to promote education, healthcare,and economic opportunity at the grassroots level, and public-private partnerships throughoutthe hemisphere.
First Lady Laura Bush spoke to participants andacknowledged Operation Smiles volunteers whowork to repair cleft lips and cleft palates in theregion. President Bush said, It's in our interests,in the interests of the United States that ourneighborhood be healthy and educated. And sothis conference is an attempt to bring togetherkey people of my administration and faith-basedgroups and private sector groups from theUnited States, as well as our neighborhood, todiscuss how we can work together to promotesocial justice, to help people realize a better lifethrough good education and good health care.
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Thanks to the professionalphotographers who donatedtheir time and talent and
traveled to Operation Smilepartner countries:
Marc Ascher (Vietnam)Rohanna Mertens (Colombia)
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In Cambodia on June 22, Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee received goldmedals from Cambodias Minister of Health. (from left) Mr. Chan KokChoy, Chairman of Operation Smile Cambodia; Mrs. Sharon Mussomeli,Board of Directors of Operation Smile Cambodia and the wife of U.S.Ambassador, H.E. Joseph Mussomeli; Kathy Magee and Dr. Bill Magee;H.E. Le Samorl, Director of Cabinet, Ministry of Health; Okhna KhaouPhallaboth, Board of Directors of Operation Smile Cambodia
Message from our Co-foundersAs we approach Novembers World Journey of Smiles, there is muchanticipation and excitement within the organization. After several yearsof planning and preparing for this initiative, it is now around the corner.We are back from trips throughout Asia and Latin America and will betraveling to Europe, the Middle East and Africa soon, meeting with ourboards, volunteers and staff in our partner countries who are gearing upfor this milestone.
The World Journey of Smiles is an event unlike any other, a unique initiative,with 1,500 skilled volunteers in 40 sites in 25 countries dedicating November7-16 to change the lives of approximately 5,000 children. The World Journeyof Smiles is possible because of our accomplishments over the last 25 years.We hope our volunteers take a step back and realize what their effortsthrough the years have made possible. The World Journey of Smiles willenable us to get more people involved and bring attention to our cause that every child has access to health care. Our focus and message remainsthe same 25 years after Operation Smile began.
We know not everyone can serve as a medical volunteer, but we ask you tojoin us for the World Journey of Smiles. Be a part of changing the lives of5,000 children worldwide who may never know your name, but will neverforget your kindness. When we as individuals join together and share ourtalents for a common cause, we have an incredible power to create change.
- Bill and Kathy Magee
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Operation Smile South Africa ConductsFirst Program in Neighboring Country
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Students from Around the World Gatherfor Conference in IrelandHundreds of students from high schools and colleges around the world metat the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland for Operations Smiles 15thannual International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC). This conferencehas two distinct programs, the Mission Training Workshop, from July 27-29,and the International Student Leadership Conference, from July 30-August 3,both of which encourage students to embrace a lifetime of volunteerism athome and in the global community.
Forty-two students from 11 United States, Ireland, Paraguay and SouthAfrica participated in the Mission Training Workshop, which trains studentsto effectively teach basic health care presentations to families and patientsduring Operation Smile international medical missions. The majority of thestudents trained will participate on international medical missions takingplace in November 2007 during Operation Smiles World Journey of Smiles.
Nearly 400 students from 20 United States and 15 other countries participatedin the ISLC. The conference offers students an overview of Operation Smileswork around the world and teaches them how to be leaders, learningconfidence, public speaking, fund-raising, and club organization. Highlightsincluded hearing from Paul Gleeson, who was voted Limerick Man of theYear for paddling a canoe across the Atlantic and former Irish Ambassadorto Thailand Dan Mulhall who served during the tsunami disaster in Asia.Additionally, participants were inspired by renowned motivational speakersRobert Pruitt and Dan Clark.
During the ISLC Opening Ceremonies, participants carry flags representingOperation Smile partner and resource countries
Shanghai International PlasticSurgery Conference ProvidesEducational Exchange andPromotes Volunteerism
The Second Shanghai International Plastic Surgery Conference,co-sponsored by Operation Smile and the Shanghai NinthPeoples Hospital, was held in Shanghai, China, from April18-20. Operation Smile Co-founder and CEO Dr. Bill Magee and Dr. Yilin Cao of the Ninth Peoples Hospital co-chaired theconference, and the scientific committee was headed by Dr. LiuWei of the Ninth Peoples Hospital and Dr. W.P. Andy Lee of theUniversity of Pittsburgh.
More than 300 medical professionals, most from China, attendedthe conference. World famous plastic surgeons from Australia,China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore and the United Statesgave instructional lectures on the latest advancements in cleftlip and cleft palate surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery,reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery.
From July 24-27, Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) held its inaugural program in neighboring Swaziland. Basic Life Support (BLS) trainingwas provided to doctors and nurses across the country, 117 participants completed the course. The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed toprovide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide cardio-pulimary resuscitation(CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. SharpMinds trainers ElaineAbraham and Wynand Coreejes, led by director Corrie Botha, faculty member of the Resuscitation Council of South Africa, donated their timeconducting the training at four Swaziland hospitals.
OSSA has a long-term partnership with SharpMinds, a South African Training Academy that specializes in Emergency Care Programs and emergencycare equipment. The U.S. Embassy in Swaziland played an integral role in the program, spearheaded by Annalize Schouten from their Health Unitand a registered BLS trainer. Swazi Trails provided free transportation for the trainers around Swaziland, and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (Pty)Ltd., a corporate partner of OSSA, transported the BLS equipment to and from Johannesburg at no cost.
OSSA and the Kingdom of Swazilands Minister of Health and Social WelfareDepartment are currently working together on an awareness campaignthroughout the country in preparation for a medical mission next year.
Doctors and nurses from Mbabane GovernmentHospital participate in Basic Life Support training
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Message from our Chief Medical Officer
Throughout our first 25 years, Operation Smile has dedicated itself to providing the highest standards of medical care possible to our patients when performing reconstructive surgical services throughout the world,always keeping safety and quality at the forefront. To celebrate our Silver Anniversary, we are moving forwardto formalize and implement a Global Standard of Care, an eleven point program which will strive to insure thatno matter where an Operation Smile medical mission takes place, every patient treated will benefit from thesame sophisticated equipment, procedures, and highly trained and credentialed medical staff. This auspiciousgoal has been made possible by the overwhelming dedication of our extraordinary volunteers and headquarterssupport staff. No one has been more emblematic in that regard than our previous Chief Medical Officer, RobRubin. During his recently completed tenure, starting in 2002, Rob instilled a comprehensive sense of professionalism over all aspects of our mission, educational and research programs. He was a skilled
anesthesiologist, an insightful administrator and inspirational leader. When he assumed the CMO role five years ago, Dr. Rubin said,Our volunteers are our heart and soul. For nearly 10 years, I have felt privileged and honored to be among them. Now, as CMO, Imcommitted to holding our policies and procedures to the very highest standards and to providing the best equipment and safestguidelines to our mission countries.
Under Dr. Rubins leadership, Operation Smile and its medical programs have advanced forward significantly and he has set the stage for embarking on our next 25 years. So, with great thanks andmuch sadness, we want to recognize and honor him as he has made the decision to complete his tenure.Co-founder and CEO Dr. Bill Magee acknowledged Robs contributions in saying, Thanks to Rob, ourmedical programs now reflect a strong Global Standard of Care in everything from the credentialingprocess to standardization of medical equipment and supplies. Rob has laid the groundwork for so many things to build upon and we thank him for his dedication, commitment and service.
I am deeply honored and have gladly accepted the opportunity to contribute to an organization whichhas given so much to me over the last two decades. Our success will depend on a continued commitmentto restoring hope in all of those that we care for, communicating openly with each other, and cherishingthe extraordinary gift that we have been given to participate in such a noble enterprise. I cant think of a more wonderful family to be part of than Operation Smile. I look forward to working with you all.
In my new position as your chief medical officer, I have come to realize the importance of developing leadership and decision makingcloser to our fields of operation. As we continue to grow and evolve to increasing autonomy and sustainability by our membernations, we must encourage growth in the local, national and regional leaders to drive the process forward in ways that we cannotfully appreciate from afar. In this regard, we have decided to increase our medical oversight administrators according to regional focus. Our new Regional Medical Officers (RMOs) include: Dr. Willie Go in Asia, Dr. Lucio Auler in Latin America, and Dr. MarinaSammartino in the Central Region. These RMOs will take charge of medical quality assurance matters by reviewing each missionprofile, analyzing equipment needs, site preparations, staffing needsand professional credentialing issues. Our goal is to allow the RMOsto aid the overall mission goals of Operation Smile by insuring best possible practices in each region with conformance to our GlobalStandards but with added understanding that only they possess as tothe unique needs of each particular area. Please join me in welcomingthem and once again thanking all of the volunteers and extraordinaryfulltime staff, both in Norfolk and in each of our regional and in-countrynational offices for the great work that each and everyone of themcontinues to do on behalf of all of our patients.
- Randy Sherman, M.D.
Dr. Randy Sherman
Dr. Rob Rubin
International Mission ReportMARCH 2007 - JULY 2007Country Patients Treated Patients Evaluated
Honduras MarchTegucigalpa 97 337Bolivia MarchSanta Cruz 128 205Cambodia MarchPhnom Penh 124 275Morocco MarchOujda 136 473Jordan AprilAmman 95 118China AprilHefei 91 135Zhengzhou 171 332Peru MayLima 136 347Vietnam MayBao Loc 143 231Jordan JuneAmman 87 187Nicaragua JulyCorinto (USNS Comfort) 30 41
Totals 1,238 2,681
(from left) Dr. Willie Go, Dr. Marina Sammartino and Dr. Lucio Auler
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Old Dominion University Becomes Newest Partner Institution
Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va., and Operation Smileannounced a new partnership on May 30, marking the formal beginningof collaborative efforts between the university and the organization. ODUHealth Sciences Dean Andrew Balas and Operation Smile Co-foundersDr. Bill and Kathy Magee presided over the signing ceremony at ODU,attended by more than 60 international physicians and nurses who wereattending Operation Smiles Physicians Training Program (PTP). As partof the agreement, ODU faculty and resources will be utilized in a varietyof capacities.
The roles of nurses in Operation Smile's humanitarian medical missionsare immense, said Ann Campbell, a senior lecturer in the ODU Schoolof Nursing and Operation Smile medical volunteer. With our College ofHealth Sciences and nursing faculty, we have so many resources to offer.
From May 30-June 1, five nurses from Bolivia, Cambodia, Ecuador,Nicaragua and Venezuela participated in scenario-based workshops, observednursing classes and received advanced-skills training in ODUs HealthSciences Building.
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Operation Smile Joins U.S. Navy to Help Children in Latin America
Operation Smile joined the United States Navys hospital ship, USNS Comfort, during its summer 2007 humanitarian assistancedeployment. In June, USNS Comfort began its 120-day deployment to provide humanitarian services to 12 countries in LatinAmerica and the Caribbean. Operation Smile joined the mission in Nicaragua, Peru and Colombia.
Planning for this mission has incorporated various non-government organizations and government agencies, such as Operation Smile,Project Hope, the Atlanta Rotary Club, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Health and Human Services. This is truly a jointmilitary/civilian operation, said Capt. Bob Kapcio, Comforts mission commander.
The first mission stop involving Operation Smile was in Corinto,Nicaragua, July 18-25. Free medical evaluations were conducted inChinandega by Operation Smile volunteers at Hospital Espaa toidentify surgical patients, who were then transported aboard theship. Operation Smile medical volunteers worked side-by-sidewith Navy personnel and conducted three days of surgery,helping 30 children.
In Salaverry, Peru, from August 6-13, Operation Smilevolunteers provided free medical evaluations at Hospital Belento identify surgical patients. The ship was anchored offshoreand the Peruvian Navy and Coast Guard transported patientsto the ship and back. Operation Smiles medical team workedwith Navy personnel and provided 24 children with surgery.
From August 22-28 while USNS Comfort was in Bueanaventura,Colombia, Operation Smile medical volunteers from Colombiaworked at Hospital Departamental de Buenaventura andprovided 95 free medical evaluations and two days ofsurgery to 53 children.
At the signing ceremony, (from left) Dr. Andrew Balas, Dean, College ofHealth Science at Old Dominion University; Kathy Magee and Dr. BillMagee, Operation Smile Co-founders; Ann Campbell, Senior Lecturer,School of Nursing at Old Dominion University and Operation Smilemedical volunteer; Dr. Thomas Isenhour, Provost, Old DominionUniversity; Dr. Richardean Benjamin, Chair, School of Nursing at OldDominion University
In Nicaragua, Sara Osego with her four-month-old baby wereamong the families helped by Operation Smile and USNS Comfort
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Smile AmbassadorsRaise AwarenessDuring 25th AnniversaryActress and model Molly Sims, Canadian-born actor Justin Chatwin andmusician Benj Gershman joined an Operation Smile medical team on aninternational medical mission to Lima, Peru, in May to assist children bornwith facial deformities. While in Peru, the three new Smile Ambassadorsparticipated in all team activities, played with waiting children, tookpatient photos and assisted with medical records.
Molly Sims, best known for her role on the popular TV show Las Vegas,co-hosted Operation Smile's The Smile Collection fund-raising gala in NewYork alongside Access Hollywood co-anchor and Operation Smile Boardof Governors member Billy Bush in 2006. About her recent trip to Peru shesaid, Operation Smile volunteers are wonderful, beautiful people thatchange children's lives. This experience with Operation Smile in Perutouched our hearts and made us realize how truly lucky we are, and howlucky these people are to have Operation Smile in their lives.
Canadian-born actor Justin Chatwin, best-known for his roles in the StevenSpielberg film War of the Worlds and the 2007 film The Invisible, joinedthe mission as well. He commented, Operation Smile brings so much morethan new smiles to children. For me it was the most thrilling, organized, andlife enriching charity experience I've had.
Musician Benj Gershman, the bassist for the American rock band O.A.R.,noted of his experience, It is amazing what people will do for otherswhen motivated by the right reasons. I'm grateful for the opportunity tosupport Operation Smile during its 25th Anniversary, as the organizationenters into a new era in changing childrens lives.
Molly Sims holds Christopher while he hashis photo taken during screening
Actor Justin Chatwin talks to Molly Simswhile holding Renzo
Musician Benj Gershman with a new friend
Smile Ambassadors are selected based on their commitment to globalphilanthropy and a willingness to speak out on behalf of children. Thisgroup of notables joins Jessica Simpson, Operation Smiles InternationalYouth Ambassador. Current 25th Anniversary Smile Ambassadors include:
Carmit BacharMark BurnettBilly BushMariah CareyJustin ChatwinOscar DLenRoma Downey
Melanie DuneaBenj GershmanDhani JonesNigel ParryMolly SimsVanessa and Donald Trump Jr.
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25 Years, 100,000 Smiles, Weve Just Begun...
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(from left) Margarita Vargas, Operation Smile Colombia executive director;Nohra Puyana de Pastrana, Colombias former First Lady; Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee,Operation Smile Co-founders; and Lina Moreno de Uribe, First Lady of Colombia
The Operation Smile Colombia Center forIntegral Attention in Bogot opened April 16
Operation Smile Colombia Inaugurates Comprehensive Care Center
Operation Smile Colombia inaugurated its new Center for Integral Attention in Bogot the Gilberto Mario Centro de AtencinIntegral with a ceremony on April 16 including an official ribbon cutting by Carlos Arturo Vargas, President of Operation SmileColombias Board of Directors. The Operation Smile Colombia Center is one of seven centers to be opened this year in OperationSmile partner countries across the globe as part of the organizations anniversary celebration. Surgeries during World Journey ofSmiles will take place at this center.
The Center will treat children year-round who suffer from cleft lips and cleft palates as well as provide education and training tomedical professionals in the region. It will include an operating and recovery room as well as rooms for medical, dental, speechtherapy, and psychological consultations. Operation Smile Colombia has been providing follow-up care to its patients in the formof dentistry, speech therapy, psychology, genetics, and medical consultations for several years. The new Center will allow them toexpand their services and provide the most up-to-date cleft lip and palate care. The Center is the result of much effort and supportprovided by professionals, private groups, contributors, volunteers, and the participation of patients and their families.
Since March, Operation Smile has been conducting a CriticalNursing Skills Training Program, a three day intensive trainingprogram for pre/post-operative, operating room, and recoveryroom nurses. This program is assisting in-country local nursesfrom Operation Smile partner countries in their understandingof material through a series of tests, practical applicationdemonstrations, and competency check lists. The concept is toteach the critical skills of pre/post, operating room, and recoveryroom nursing with the goal of implementing a standard level ofnursing knowledge and care necessary to deliver safe patientcare during all medical missions performed under the auspicesof Operation Smile. Nurses and longtime Operation Smile volunteers Cindi Raglin, R.N.C. from Virginia Beach, Va., LuciaMauer, R.N., B.S.N. from Seattle, Wash., and Linda Highfield,R.N., C.N.O.R. from Columbus, Ohio, created the curriculum andserved as trainers for the program in many countries.
Operation Smile Senior Manager of Education Dr. Luis Bermudez,said, The Critical Nursing Skills Training Program is an importantcomponent of Operation Smiles goal for its partner countries to attain self-sufficiency and provide the highest standard of
care during both Operation Smile international and in-countrylocal missions.
Nurses from 20 of Operation Smiles partner countries are takingpart in the training. At the conclusion of this program in October,more than 1,000 nurses in 20 countries will have been trainedand many nurses identified to serve as in-country trainers forthis program in the future.
In March, nurse Linda Highfield conducted training at theHue Odonto Stomatology Hospital in Vietnam
Hundreds of Nurses Around the World Receive Critical Skills Training
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$100,000 - $999,999Abbott Fund*The Annenberg FoundationThe Atlantic PhilanthropiesEthicon, Inc.*Hasbro*Jewish Communal FundKainz Family FoundationMcNeil Consumer Products &
Specialty Pharmaceuticals*Merz Pharmaceuticals LLC*Molnlycke Health Care*United States Department
of StateMr. and Mrs. Don Watkins
$50,000 - $99,999AnonymousBecton, Dickinson and Company*Christian Broadcasting NetworkMr. George J. FerrioThe Barry Friedberg and Charlotte
Moss Family FoundationGlobus Relief*The Vanguard Group
$25,000 - $49,999Angelo Gordon & Co., L.P.Ruth S. Baker TrustBrinker Capital FinancialCONMED Corporation*Dental Health ManagementEmigrant Bank/Emigrant DirectMr. and Mrs. Wendell C. FranklinMaryann Fribourg and FamilyThe Heckscher Foundation
for ChildrenMrs. D. HernKing Systems Corporation*Mr. Robert T. Kirk and
Ms. Valaria DevineLippe Taylor, Inc.Local Independent CharitiesMs. Janet T. MartinThe W. O'Neil Foundation, Inc.PPA Charities, Inc.Plaza Construction CorporationMr. Stephen M. SanderMichael & Helen Schaffer
$10,000 - $24,999Aesculap, Inc.*Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. AlbersMs. Lillian E. BeckhansMs. Christina BloomBloomingdale's, Inc.Mrs. Elizabeth BynumCable Associates, Inc.Ms. Chris CarleyChildren's Charities InternationalCommonwealth EndodonticsMs. Julia CornerDatascope Corp.*Mr. Anthony L. DavisFidelity Charitable Gift FundMr. J. Alexander FieldsFinneran Family FoundationMr. and Mrs. Kenneth GancarczykEstate of Joseph M. GiuntaHaddonfield Memorial
High SchoolHillenbrand Family FoundationInfinity Mechanical, Inc.Irongate Wilshire, LLC
Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc.*
The Kemmerer Family Foundation Inc.
Ms. Corinne G. KrennLegere Group, Ltd.Mr. Jonathon LevinsonMS&L - New YorkThe Robert Mize and Isa White
Trimble Family FoundationMoorestown Friends SchoolMr. Bruce S. NelsonNiamtu, Alexander, Keeney, Harris,
Metzger, Dyman & Assoc.Mr. and Mrs. Alan NusbaumOld Durham Wood, Inc.Operation Kids FoundationPNC Wealth ManagementMrs. Evelyn R. ParkerEstate of Patricia Wheelock
PedersonDr. W. Baxter Perkinson Jr., D.D.S.Personal Shopper, Inc.Emanuel J. Petru
Pfizer Foundation*Mr. and Mrs. James ReganMr. and Mrs. Frank J. ReidyMrs. Vittorina RolfoRowe Supply Company, Inc.Russ Reid CompanyRobert B. Samuels Inc.Schwab Charitable FundSephora USA, LLCStarbright Solutions LLCStryker Craniomaxillofacial*Touradji Capital ManagementTowne BankMrs. Chloe Diane VineDr. Roger E. WoodMr. and Mrs. Charles E. WrightMr. Thomas C. Wright
* In-kind donations
On behalf of all the children, we thank the following donors for their generosity and dedication. Listingsreflect cash and in-kind donations of at least $10,000 received between January 1, 2007 and May 31, 2007.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the listing of contributors is complete and accurate, please accept our apologies for anyinadvertent errors or omissions. We would like to correct any oversights as soon as possible. Please call (757) 321-3284 with your corrections.
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has supported Operation Smile formore than 16 years, supplying the organization with a variety of criticalmedical supplies, including hypodermic needles, IV catheters and scalpels.
Over the years, Operation Smiles needs have changed and grown as theorganization expanded its reach into more countries. BD has always metthe needs of Operation Smiles annual international medical missions.However, what really sets the relationship apart is that BD was one ofOperation Smiles principal supporters during two of the biggest events inits history: World Journey of Hope in 1999 and the World Summit in 2002.During the World Journey of Hope, BD supplied Operation Smile with morethan $600,000 worth of products for that initiative. And medical suppliesdonated during the World Summit conference from BD totaled $22,000.
As Operation Smile approaches its next milestone with the World Journeyof Smiles, BD will once again offer support with medical supplies needed to reach an estimated 5,000 children. It is with their support that OperationSmile has been able to treat thousands of children around the world.
Ryan Seacrest Partners with Crest and Scopeand Makes Donation to Operation Smile
Television broadcaster Ryan Seacrest, best known as host of FOX 's #1 hit show, American Idol, hassigned a yearlong deal with Crest and Scope. The partnership includes print and broadcast advertising,an interactive campaign, in-store promotions and public relations appearances.
In addition, Crest, Scope and Ryan are working together to raise awareness for one of Ryans favoritecharities, Operation Smile. Crest and Scope matched Ryans personal donation of $10,000 to OperationSmile, making the donation total $20,000.
When I was traveling in Africa, I was able to see first hand the need for an organization such asOperation Smile that works with these types of children providing dental and medical assistance, andI immediately wanted get involved. Im thrilled that Crest and Scope share my enthusiasm about theimportance of spreading smiles to children worldwide and will match my donation, making it possiblefor us to raise awareness for this cause together, says Seacrest.Ryan Seacrest
Operation SmilesWork Capturedby RenownedPhotographers
Photographers Melanie Dunea and Nigel Parry have takenaward-winning images and portraits of celebrities, politicalfigures and other influential people in the public eye.These two New York based photographers have supportedOperation Smile for more than five years, traveling onmedical missions to Brazil, China, India and Kenya documenting the organizations work and the childrenhelped. Some of their amazing images were compiled in a book, A Journey of Smiles, for Operation Smile thatwas published in May.
A limited number of these books are available with a$240 donation at www.operationsmile.org/store/.
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Pulse of Africa Collectionby Lladr to BenefitOperation Smile
Lladr, the renowned Spanish House of Porcelain,has for the second year joined with Operation Smileto help change the lives of children around the world.Throughout 2007, Lladr pledges to raise up to$200,000, including the donation of 10% of the retailprice of each item in the Pulse of Africa collectionsold from February 1-December 31, 2007.
Lladr hosted a gala reception at the Beverly Hills Lladr Boutique on May 24, tounveil the new High Porcelain collection, consisting exclusively of limited editionpieces. The highlight of the collection is the Queen of the Nile, a spectacular 152centimeters long composition, recreating the look of an Egyptian boat. Retailing for$135,000, the piece took five years to develop, 400 hours to paint, and 150 hours to assemble. The complex creation is brought to lifeby 12 characters creating a number of lively scenes. Lladr is auctioning off the Queen of the Nile piece. If you would like to ownthis masterpiece, call the Beverly Hils Boutique Director Catherine Kiek at 310-385-0690. The starting bid is $60,000 (bid increments are$1,000). All proceeds over $60,000 will be donated to Operation Smile. Bidding ends October 1, 2007.
At the Beverly Hills reception, pictured with the Queen ofthe Nile (from left) Lladr CEO Safa Hummel, OperationSmile Co-founder Kathy Magee and Lladr Beverly HillsDirector Catherine Kiek
Children Receive Surgery as Part of World Care Program
Gonzalo Rodriguez Lopez and Corina Davila Sanchez have three sons and live in El Bambu, Nicaragua. Two of their children,Domingo, 9, and Yilber, 6 months, were both born with facial deformities. Domingo suffered from a cleft lip and Yilber had a cleft lipand a cleft palate. In April 2007, the pastor of their church drove the family 10 hours to Managua to be seen by medical volunteersduring an Operation Smile local medical mission. The medical volunteers discovered Yilber was sick and could not receive surgery.Working with its foundation in Nicaragua, Operation Smile determined Domingo and Yilber would be brought in May to the UnitedStates to receive surgery during Operation Smiles annual Physicians Training Program. Operation Smile brought Corina, Domingoand Yilber to the United States and on June 5, Domingo and Yilber received reconstructive surgery at Childrens Hospital of TheKings Daughters in Norfolk, Va.
The Dye family of Virginia Beach hosted the three during their stay, with help from the Clifford family. Brigette Magee Clifford, is oneof the daughters of Operation Smiles Co-founders Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee. During their stay, the group met students from AlantonElementary in Virginia Beach, who recently raised more than $25,000 for Operation Smile.
Corina, Domingo and Yilber flew home to Nicaragua on June 12 and Operation Smile Nicaragua will complete any needed follow-upcare. The family is happy to now have three sons with beautiful smiles.
The World Care Program is a part of Operation Smiles annual Physicians Training Program, a program that broughtmore than 70 physicians and nurses from 25 countries to Norfolk from May 28-June 8. During this medical educationconference, physicians and nurses have the opportunity to expand their knowledge through lectures, lab rotations, andsurgery observations of the World Care patients. To date, Operation Smile has treated more than 200 children in theUnited States, Australia, Italy, and Ireland through the World Care Program.
Domingo before surgery
After receiving surgery in the U.S., the family wasreunited (top row) Gonzalo, Corina and Yilber(bottom row) Bismark and Domingo
Yilber before surgery
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New York, New YorkOn May 11, nearly 1,000 Operation Smile supportersgathered at 7 World Trade Center in New YorkCity for The Smile Collection. The evening raisedalmost $4 million and included cocktails, dinner,dancing, an auction and a couture fashion showby J. Mendel. Supermodel Naomi Campbell andAccess Hollywoods Billy Bush served as co-hosts.The Smile Collection Executive Committee chairswere Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr.
After dinner, the crowd enjoyed a fashion showfeaturing looks from J. Mendels line. Expert makeup artist Francois Nars and celebrity hair stylist David Evangelista made the models lookamazing. In addition, there was a Nigel Parry andMelanie Dunea photo exhibit in conjunction withtheir new book, A Journey of Smiles. The book isa collection of photos the two captured on theirvarious medical missions around the world withOperation Smile.
Thanks to all the attendees and sponsors: Angelo, Datascope, Tony Davis, Emigrant Savings Bank, Gordon & Co., J. Alexander Fields, WilliamFinneran, Harvard Maintenance Inc., Kainz Family Foundation, Legere Group Ltd., John Levinson, Janet Martin and family, Plaza ConstructionCorp., the Regan family, the Rooney Family, Stephen Sander, Joan Sides, Stryker Craniomaxillofacial, SwimWays and the Arias Family, TischFamily, Touradji Capital Management, Robert Mize & Isa White Trimble Family Foundation, Trump Family, Molly & Tyler Vernon, and Cotto andPadovani of Wachovia Securities.
The night after The Smile Collection event, a group of 40 philanthropic Manhattan teen volunteers hosted their own fashion show and dinner TheSecond Annual Jr. Smile Collection, at the same venue. Event chairs included Elexa Ruth, Danielle Rubin, Jessie Leavitt, and Amanda Cole, who workedwith The Jr. Smile Collection Committee to create an evening that would not only be fun, but change the lives of children around the world. Morethan 500 students attended the event, which included a runway fashion show with collections from designers Luca Luca, Diane Von Furstenberg,Tibi, Hickey Freeman, and Alessandro Dell Acqua; to whimsical cocktail dresses created by a high school design team, ASHA. During the after-party,hundreds of teens enjoyed music by world famous club kid, G. Brown. The Second Annual Jr. Smile Collection raised more than $260,000.
Events Help ChildrenAround the World
Quito, EcuadorOn June 27, Operation SmileEcuador held its annual art auction,Arte a Dos Manos or Art of TwoHands. Artists worked side-by-sidewith Operation Smile Ecuador volunteers and donors to createmore than 40 paintings, sculpturesor other works of art which wereauctioned off, raising more than$100,000 for Operation SmileEcuador. Beatriz Isaza collaboratedwith artist Cristbal GonzlesGuzmn to create this paintingNia Vitonga, one of the paintings sold.
Event co-chairs Dr. W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. (left) andDr. Terry D. Dickinson (right) with Universal SmileAward recipient Dr. Roger Wood
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Dr. Bill Magee, Naomi Campbell and Billy BushDonald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa
Richmond, VirginiaOn April 21, nearly 400 Operation Smile supporters gathered at theRichmond Marriott for the 25th Anniversary Gala. The evening,which raised $175,000, included a cocktail reception, dinner, silentand live auctions and musical performance by Bill Deals OriginalRhondels. Co-chairs were Dr. W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. and Dr. TerryD. Dickinson, Executive Director of the Virginia Dental Association.Midlothian resident and pediatric dentist Roger E. Wood receivedthe Universal Smile Award for his contributions to help childrenthroughout the Richmond area.
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Caracas, Venezuela Oscar DLen, an internationally recognized Venezuelan salsa singer,is Operation Smiles first Latin American celebrity to join as a 25thAnniversary Smile Ambassador. DLen joins a growing roster of artistsand celebrities helping to raise awareness of Operation Smiles work.
On June 6, DLen performed for more than 500 people at the Lets Smile with Oscar DLen concert, raising more than $30,000for Operation Smile Venezuela.
DLen said, I have so much passion for this organization andthe children that need help. As an artist, I will continue doingeverything possible to raise awareness about this important causein order to bring these children a smile to their face and a chanceat a better and healthier life.
DLen has recorded a televised public service announcement forOperation Smile Venezuela. He is planning to join an OperationSmile medical mission team to Barinas, Venezuela, during the WorldJourney of Smiles in November.
(from left) Saul Monsalve, a former Operation Smile patient; Oscar DLen;Deborah Salazar; Jerianny Torres, a former Operation Smile patient; and (frontrow) Alondra Salazar, a former Operation Smile patient
Hong KongOperation Smile China Medical Mission, Ltd. (OSCMM) held theOperation Smile Silver Jubilee Charity Gala on June 18 at theConrad Hong Kong Hotel, raising more than HK$2.5 million. Theevent celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Operation Smile and the16th Anniversary of OSCMM. The OSCMM Board of Directors,along with Operation Smile Co-founders, Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee,welcomed the guest of honor, Ms. Sandra Lee, J.P., PermanentSecretary for Health and Welfare. One of the most touchingmoments for the 350 guests who attended the gala was a videomessage by popular Chinese actor Li Ya-Peng. He and his wife,Faye Wong, a famous singer, have a daughter born with a cleft lipwho was brought to the United States for surgery.
Operation Smile China Medical Mission, Ltd. Board Chairman Sir DavidAkers-Jones (right) is honored by Dr. Bill Magee and Operation SmileChina Medical Mission, Ltd. Vice Chairman Alice Chiu
Dearborn, Michigan The third annual Journey of Smiles fundraiser hosted by OperationSmile Southeast Michigan was held June 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.More than 300 guests enjoyed a reception, dinner, silent and liveauctions and dancing.
The crowd heard from Wayne Zinn, Operation Smile Chief OperatingOfficer and Chief Information Officer, and keynote speakers, Brianand Jennifer Ellis, whose son was born with a cleft lip and cleftpalate. The Ellises, of Farmington Hills, discussed how fortunatethey feel to live in a country where medical care is readily availableand accessible.
The Corporate Humanitarian Award was presented to WJBK-TVFOX 2 News, which sent a news crew to Honduras and filmed amedical mission. The station also covered Mercys Story, whichfeatured an Operation Smile World Care patient from Kenya, boththe year she was here for medical treatments, a subsequent visit bya physician to her village and, in 2006, when she was brought backto Detroit for a holiday. In 2006, FOX 2 won an Emmy for itsMercys Story specials.
Thanks to the dedication of Terri Klimek, the Southeast MichiganChapter chair and medical volunteer; Cristine Lulgjuraj, auctionchair; and corporate sponsors: the Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce;the Council of Asian Pacific Americans; ECI Builders; the HispanicBusiness Alliance; The Home Accessory Warehouse; Neiman Marcus;Quicken Loans/Rock Financial; Toyota Motor Company. Event mediasponsors included, Ambassador magazine, FOX 2 WJBK Detroit,Observer and Eccentric Newspapers/www.hometownlife.com andWUDT-TV 23 Univision.
(from left) Terri Klimek, Wayne Zinn and FOX 2 News anchor Monica Gayle
(from left) Jennifer Ellis, Callum Ellis, Nolan Ellis and Brian Ellis
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Iraqi Child Receives Life-Changing Surgery
Rayan Faeq from Iraq suffered from ankylosis of the left temporomandibular, asevere deformity of the mouth that limited her ability to open it. As a result,Rayan had difficulty eating, drinking, and even breathing. She was malnourishedand extremely small for her age. Her jaw deformity also inhibited her ability tosleep, causing her to stop breathing in the middle of the night.
While deployed in Iraq as chief of a Military Transition Team, U.S. ArmyLieutenant Colonel Dennis Chapman was approached by the Kurdish RegionalGovernment who was seeking humanitarian assistance for Rayans family. Whilehis team was unable to provide care for Rayan, Chapman contacted his U.S.Congressman from Michigan, Representative Mike Rogers in December 2006.A Washington, D.C., law firm, which has previously worked with OperationSmile, learned of Rayans case and contacted the organization. Operation Smileinitiated an assessment of Rayans conditions through Dr. Eaman T. AL-Gobory,National Medical Officer for the International Organization for Migration in Iraq.In March 2007, Rayan and her father traveled to Baghdad to be diagnosed by Dr.AL-Gobory and Rayan became an Operation Smile World Care patient candidate.Operation Smile Jordan was instrumental in facilitating logistics for Rayan andher family. Congressman Trent Franks from Arizona, born with a cleft lip andcleft palate, has been involved with Operation Smile for several years and helpedobtain passports and visas for Rayans trip to the United States.
Rayans mother, Parwin Hama Ali, left her other five children with her husband in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, to travel withRayan to the United States. Rayan received surgery on June 11 at Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Virginia. Dr. BillMagee, Co-Founder and CEO of Operation Smile, led the surgery which included taking sections of her skull to reconstruct herjaw and move it forward. After the nine hour surgery, Rayan was able to open her mouth normally and can now breathe and eatnormally as well. Her mother said, This is a miracle. Rayan and her mother stayed with Chip and Jodi Simkins and their fourchildren in Virginia Beach, Va. during her recovery. The two returned to Iraq in early July. In early August, Operation Smile CMODr. Randy Sherman was in Iraq and after evaluating her said she is doing very well.
Back at home in Iraq, Rayan and her father HusseinFaeq Tawfeeq Ameen (right), reunited with U.S. ArmyLieutenant Colonel Dennis Chapman
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