Saturday, November 26, 2016

Smile Greenwich to Benefit Operation Smile




Thank you to everyone who came out on November 18 and supported our
Smile Greenwich.  
We raised $131,320 to help children around the world smile!




Smile Greenwich was held at the Belle Haven Club on Friday, November 18th.  Over 180 people gathered for Dessert, Drinks & Dancing, a silent and live auction. Operation Smile Co-Founders Dr. Bill & Kathy Magee spoke movingly about founding the charity more than 30 years ago which provides free surgeries for children with facial deformity in more than 60 countries around the world.

Co-Chairs for the event were Alisyn Camerota (CNN New Day Anchor) Trisha Dalton, myself & Dr. Stacy Zarakiotis -- Grammy winning artist Estelle performed for the crowd.  Julia Merrill & Zack Lori, Founders of the Spreading Smiles Club at Greenwich High School spoke at the event and presented a check and surgery get well kits to the Magees.  Student volunteers from Greenwich High School's Spreading Smiles helped throughout the event.
More than $130,000 was raised from a silent and live auction that included 4 families winning an opportunity to attend a medical mission to Bogota, Columbia with Operation Smile.   Everyone who donated $240 or more received one of the Three Little Bears created by LIsa Lori & Kathy Van Zeeland.   DJ Nick Dean from NYC kept everyone dancing late into the night, he donated his services for the evening.  For more information or to donate at www.operationsmile.org/threelittlebears.




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