2016 MaryKay’s "Operation Smile” completed perfectly
2017-01-10

Hundreds of children with cleft lip and palate in poor areas regain a full smile after free repair surgery

As an important activity of SSCLF - MaryKay Thanksgiving Public Welfare Fund’s Hundred Percent Smile project in 2016, “Operation Smile” trip started from Zhengzhou city, Henan province in May and ended perfectly at Mengzi city in Honghe Hani-Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province in December, 2016. MaryKay Thanksgiving Public Welfare Fund invited the domestic and foreign medical experts from the United States, Britain, Singapore and other places to provide free repair surgery for hundreds of children with cleft lip and palate in poor areas in many provinces and cities in China and then the children regained a full smile. At the same time, with the surgery operated throughout the country, MaryKay's local sales teams are also actively playing non - medical volunteers in the surgical process to assist the medical team to provide care and help for children and their families.

 

Data show that there is one harelipped baby every 700 children, in total more than 6 million children with cleft lip and palate in China. Many of these children often miss the best time to undergo a repair operation because of medical conditions or economic reasons. MaryKay Thanksgiving Public Welfare Fund’s Hundred Percent Smile project is created for this purpose. As of the end of 2016, the project has helped 471 girls with cleft lip and palate in Henan, Guizhou, Hebei, Sichuan, Guangxi, Tibet, Gansu, Xinjiang and Yunnan provinces in China to regain a full smile through the provision of free repair surgeries.

 

The MaryKay people are always adhering to the spirit of charity and thanksgiving, and actively participate in public welfare undertakings, committed to creating greater value for people and communities around. As a thanksgiving platform of cultural heritage, the SSCLF - MaryKay Thanksgiving Public Welfare Fund, since its inception in May 2014, has raised a total of 16 million yuan, invested a total of 7.6 million yuan, while 250,000 people participated in the fund-raising for the project, and the project directly benefited 10,000 people. Through the platform of MaryKay Thanksgiving Public Welfare Fund, the MaryKay people can participate in social welfare activities in a variety of ways, in addition to donating money to the fund, they can also personally involve in community volunteer service supported by the fund.

 

Thanksgiving and charity has always been the core value of MaryKay." In view of MaryKay's leaders, charity is not so complicated as people imagine, as long as there is love and kindness, everyone can be a philanthropist. Your little kindness even has a chance to change a person's life."