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Community Bank of Florida Donates to Student Operation Smile Club

Last updated 2 years ago

CBF is proud to support the Westminster Christian School’s Operation Smile Club. The students are holding a Charity Walk fundraising event at Baptist Hospital on December 4th at 10:00am to benefit Operation Smile. There will be many exciting raffle items, including an iPod.

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. They are a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts that 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. In many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life. Since 1982, Operation Smile, with the help of dedicated medical volunteers in over 60 countries, 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.

The Westminster Operation Smile Student Club was formed by Madison Lupino, Michelle Diaz and other fellow students. Madison is a senior at Westminster and plans to major in psychology in college and eventually work with children. When she learned about Operation Smile, she felt the need to help the organization and the club was born. Now it is one of the largest clubs in the school. Madison thanks all the generous donors who have come on board to help this worthy cause.

 

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