Chrissy Metz Will Receive Operation Smile’s Universal Smile Award at Virtual Smile Gala On December 8th, Join Chrissy Metz and surprise guests to help #bringsmilesto2021
November 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST
On Tuesday, December 8, Operation Smile will take its Smile Gala virtual, allowing attendees to enjoy the event safely from their own spaces. Through nearly four decades of experience providing cleft surgery and essential cleft treatments, Operation Smile knows that surgery offers optimism and hope—at any age. The Smile Gala is a premier event, helping Operation Smile improve the dignity and offer healthier and happier futures for patients and their families worldwide.
(PRUnderground) November 26th, 2020
The online Smile Gala, hosted by Brooke Burke and Oliver Trevena, will include a virtual silent auction, surprise musical performances and an update on Operation Smile’s global programs. In recognition of her support of the international medical charity since 2016, Chrissy Metz will receive this year’s Universal Smile Award presented by Operation Smile Gala Co-Chair, Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. Additionally, Chrissy will delight guests with her own musical performance.
Emmy and two-time Golden Globe nominee Chrissy Metz stars in the award-winning NBC series “This Is Us,” winner of the 2018 and 2019 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Following her performance at the 2020 Oscars, Metz signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville, releasing a brand-new song “Talking To God.” The introspective song is the first from Metz’s upcoming debut album on EMI Records Nashville.
Chrissy Metz is joining a respectable list of past celebrity honorees, including Brooke Burke, Goldie Hawn, Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, Jessica Simpson, Kate Hudson, Kate Walsh, Zachary Levi and many more.
To attend the event, make a donation, or become an event sponsor, visit www.operationsmile.org/smilegala.
About Operation Smile
Operation Smile revolutionized cleft surgery globally in 1982. With nearly four decades of experience as one of the largest surgical volunteer-based nonprofits, Operation Smile staff, its private-public partnerships and thousands of volunteers have improved the health and dignity of patients with cleft conditions, helping them to better breathe, eat, speak and live lives of greater quality and confidence. While one cleft surgery can bring immediate transformation to a child’s life in as little as 45 minutes, Operation Smile is committed to providing patients with health that lasts—being there to offer patients additional surgeries, dentistry, psychological services, speech therapy and other essential cleft treatments. Its training and education programs elevate local surgical standards and entire health systems to aid safe surgery and strengthen a global network to reach more people earlier in their lives. You can learn more about its transformative and healing work by visiting operationsmile.org or by following them on social media.
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