LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Operation Smile, the international children’s medical charity, will honor actress Selma Blair; Henry Nguyen, Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam and Managing Partner of Los Angeles Football Club and long time Operation Smile supporters the Rodosky family at its 2015 Smile Gala, October 2, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. Smile Ambassador and host/actress, Brooke Burke-Charvet, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The evening will feature special performances by singer/songwriters Natasha Bedingfield, Eric Hutchinson, dancer Jim Nowakowski (So You Think You Can Dance) and DJ Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys. Kevin Beggs, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Jennifer and Henry Salke, will co-chair.
Operation Smile provides free surgery for children worldwide suffering from facial deformities, to heal their smiles and transform their lives. Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. The Smile Gala is a premier event, helping Operation Smile provide hope and healthy futures for children worldwide.
Individual tickets for the Smile Gala begin at $500 and table packages begin at $5,000. For ticket information, please call Grant Associates at (323) 904-4400. For information, visit http://www.operationsmile.org/lagala.
Operation Smile is an international medical charity, which provides free surgeries to children in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care. Since it was founded in 1982, Operation Smile has developed expertise in mobilizing volunteer medical teams to conduct surgical missions in resource-poor environments while adhering to the highest standards of care and safety. Operation Smile helps to fill the gap in providing access to safe, well-timed surgeries by partnering with hospitals, governments and ministries of health, training local medical personnel, and donating much-needed supplies and equipment to surgical sites around the world. Founded and based in Virginia, Operation Smile has a presence in more than 60 countries and a global network of credentialed surgeons, pediatricians, doctors, nurses, and student volunteers.
SOURCE Operation Smile