Sephora's Operation Smile: 1,000 Smiles and Counting

By That's Shanghai, October 13, 2017

0 0

On September 7, 2017, Sephora volunteers and specialists from prominent hospitals in China and overseas arrived in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture to introduce Operation Smile, a program that helps children suffering from cleft lips and palates.

Sephora's Operation Smile: 1,000 Smiles and Counting

In China, approximately one in every 600 babies are born with this form of facial disfigurment, which can be present challenges for talking or eating properly in the future as well. In some impoverished areas, surgeries to correct cleft lips and palates can cost an entire year of a family's income.

Sephora's Operation Smile: 1,000 Smiles and Counting

This event is the fifth collaboration between Sephora and Future Smile Charitable Foundation since 2015. During the visit to Ganzi, the 1,000th cleft lip and palate operation was successfully performed on one of the 75 patients who were accepted for surgery.

Sephora's Operation Smile: 1,000 Smiles and Counting

Each surgery is a chance for a better life for these children, and the domestic and international experts from various renowned hospitals volunteered to work for 10 or more hours a day to help these children.

Sephora's Operation Smile: 1,000 Smiles and Counting

The Sephora volunteers provided assistance to the doctors by coordinating and maintaining communication inside and outside the operating rooms, giving support and post-surgical care to the recovering patients,carrying out medical photogrammetry and much more.

Sephora's Operation Smile: 1,000 Smiles and Counting

Sephora believes that everyone should be able to feel as beautiful on the outside as they do on the inside, and the operations performed in Ganzi did just that. Let's all contribute to helping those young people with cleft lips and palates embrace their beauty and smile with confidence.

Sephora's Operation Smile: 1,000 Smiles and Counting

more news

Last Chance to Sign Up for June's Brawl on the Bund

Do you have what it takes to box? Sign up now for Brawl on the Bund in June!

Buy Tasty Apple Treats, Save the Planet at Novotel Shanghai Atlantis

Apples for the Planet Campaign to encourage reuse of towels

China's First Charity Store Opens in Shanghai

Buy 42 in Jing'an sells donated goods at discounted prices and employs disabled workers.

Sign Ups Now Open For Shanghai's First Charity Race of the Season

Shanghai's charity race season kicks off this year on April 9th with the Shanghai Smiles Charity Run.

PHOTOS: Chi Fan for Charity 2016

Photos from your favorite moveable feast.

Charity Concert at The Pearl This Weekend

Raising Money for SHC Hockey Hands

PHOTOS: Laughs for Charity Fundraiser at Art Labor

Over RMB118 thousand raised for Charity 9958.

Chi Fan for Charity Beneficiaries Have Been Announced

Chi Fan for Charity Shanghai has just announced this year's beneficiaries.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.