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There’s nothing more warming than a smile. It gives you confidence, helps those around you feel at ease and so much more. Here are a few quotes I found to help paint a picture about the importance of what a smile can do for a person and to help set the tone of how awesome this story is:
- People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. ~Lee Mildon
- The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown
- Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. ~Author Unknown
Mingle Media TV is excited to be reporting on an awesome program designed to give back to our kids… to give them the gift of a smile. We love to support our Los Angeles Area community and causes large and small > especially ones that we know you can come out and support as well. The program is called “The Smile Portrait Project” and is founded by photographer, Faleena Hopkins, who is offering free 30 minute portrait shoots where the participants can purchase the photos after the shoot (or not). Faleena will be donating a large portion of the proceeds to the “Smile Train” organization that helps children with cleft-pallet smile again.
Now, you don’t have to be a celebrity to participate and we’d love to keep Faleena busy shooting every hour because the “cause” is definitely something we all know is important!
Here’s how to reach her to schedule your FREE photo shoot:
Booking Photo Sessions: 213-595-3462 Press Requests contact: Press@M4PR.com Celebrity Bookings contact PR@M4PR.com
Here’s more info on the “Smile Train” Benefit: Cleft lips and palates are a significant problem in under-developed countries. Children do not have the money or opportunity for reparative surgery to help them live normal lives. The goal of “Smile Train” is to provide free cleft surgeries for millions of poor children in developing countries and to provide free cleft-related training to medical personnel.
Today was going to be the original launch date of Kerri’s Laugh Break show on the Mingle Media TV Network, she is however on the road (she travels 40 weeks a year speaking at conferences, doing her stand up act and more) and in an area in Arkansas with very spotty Internet. We will be airing this segment at 4 PM ET today on her Laugh Break show, please tune in.
To honor the children around the world in need and especially in Haiti, Kerri has asked us to have a replay of the video she took of a trip she and her husband went on to Swaziland Africa to support and volunteer in the orphanages run by “Heart for Africa“ to help inspire viewers to reach out to their communities and to help the children in Haiti and other nations as they are able.
Be sure to tune in next week for Kerri’s LIVE Laugh Break show here on Mingle Media TV.