BENEFITING: EAU CLAIRE EVENTS INC
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
Hello everyone! We are the UWEC Operation Smile Club, a group of (mostly) CSD majors who form a supporting collegiate branch of the international organization Operation Smile. Naturally, we will be supporting the world-wide known organization, Operation Smile when some of us run the Eau Claire half/full Marathon. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low and middle income countries. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults. They lead the world in research for the causes of cleft lip and cleft palate, as well as its prevention, treatment and eradication. It costs only $240 to give a child not only a new smile, but a new chance at life.