Back for year two, we'll be hosting the 2013 Operation Smile Celebrity Ski Challenge. This will be a fun and exciting fundraiser to benefit children around the world who are born with cleft lips and cleft palates, whose parents can't afford the surgery they so desperately need. Come race with olympic and professional skiers Fuzz Feddersen, Holly Flanders and Kaylin Richardson! There will also be celebrities Kate Walsh, Zachary Levi, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Michael Trevino, Justin Bartha, Joel David Moore, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, Jason Ritter, Doug Clark, Mark Eaton, Jennifer Salke (NBC Entertainment President) and Dana Walden (20th Century Fox Television Chairman)! Then, hit up the Resort Village for a live concert at 3:00pm! For more info on the race or to donate, please click here.
Info on Operation Smile: Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. As a children's charity, we measure ourselves by the joy we see on all of the faces we help. At Operation Smile, we're more than a charity. More than an NGO. We're a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft "” often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life. That's where we come in as an international charity providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile "” through the help of dedicated medical volunteers "” has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. As one of the most prominent children's charities in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, we are able to heal children's smiles and bring hope for a better future.
Thanks to the generosity and spirit of volunteerism shown by our supporters, we heal thousands of children per year. With your help, how many lives can we change tomorrow?