Annalynne McCord is Honored by Operation Smile with their Humanitarian Award
October 21, 2020 at 05:31 AM EDT
Annalynne McCord is Honored by Operation Smile with their Humanitarian Award for Social Impact at their first ever Digital Gala
(PRUnderground) October 21st, 2020
Saturday, October 24 marks the eighth annual San Francisco Smile Gala. Every year, donors, supporters and honorees attend this event hosted by Operation Smile.
For the first time, the Smile Gala will be hosted virtually, allowing attendees to enjoy this event safely from their own spaces.
The online event will follow a virtual silent auction and provide an update on global programs. The San Francisco Smile Gala will honor Annalynne McCord this year for her humanitarian work and support of Operation Smile.
Annalynne, star of “90210”, is also an activist and president of Together1Heart, a nonprofit focused on caring for and securing the rights of young women who are victims of slavery and trafficking.
Annalynne is joining a respectable list of past celebrity honorees, including Ashlee Simpson, Goldie Hawn, Harrison Ford, Jessica Simpson, John Stamos, Kate Walsh, Mario Lopez, Molly Sims, Zachary Levi and many more.
To attend the event and watch Annalynne be honored, make a donation, or become an event sponsor, visit www.operationsmile.org/sfgala.
Nury’s daughter, Luciana, received a new smile thanks to the organization’s comprehensive care center in their community. Nury said “If it hadn’t been for Operation Smile … it would have been just terrible. … (People’s prejudice) would have been very frustrating for her, for me and for her father if there had been no solution like this.” Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate, and the cost of surgery and comprehensive care can be devastating. The San Francisco Smile Gala and all Operation Smile events support families such as Nury’s, so they don’t have to worry about their children’s future. “I want to give her all the best things. … She is my whole life,” Nury said.
More information about Operation Smile can be found at www.operationsmile.org.
About Operation Smile
Operation Smile has provided hundreds of thousands of safe surgeries for those born with cleft lip and cleft palate. With more than three decades of expertise, Operation Smile creates solutions that deliver free surgery to people where it’s needed most. As one of the largest medical volunteer-based nonprofits, Operation Smile has mobilized thousands of medical volunteers from a wide range of medical specialties from more than 80 countries. Operation Smile engages public-private partnerships to advance health care delivery, train local medical professionals to provide surgical care for patients in their communities, donate crucial medical equipment and supplies, and increase access to surgical care so that everyone living with cleft is treated. Visit operationsmile.org and find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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