30th Anniversary Smile Gala Red Carpet Report

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Gabe Lenners, were invited to come out and cover the 30th Anniversary Smile Gala at the Beverly Hilton honoring Brooke Burke-Charvet and David Charvet, Jill Grey, Sanuk, Julia and Stephanie Argyros, Krista Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki.

This is the second time we’ve covered this wonderful event and are humbled to share with our readers the great work that this organization does to help children around the world. Did you know that every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft and 1-in-10 of those children will die before their first birthday. Operation Smile provides free surgery to children suffering from facial deformities around the world and helps them heal their smiles which also transforms their lives.

On hand to serve as Master of Ceremonies was Billy Bush who was busy greeting everyone on the red carpet as they were making their way inside the showroom. Operation Smile honored their Smile Ambassadors, Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet and her husband David Charvet along with philanthropist Jill Grey, the outdoor footwear company Sanuk, humanitarians Julia and Stephanie Argyros, Krsita Jajonie and Daneia Sanadiki. Also on hand were the Gala co-chairs, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Sue Naegle, Jennifer Salke and Dr. Randy Sherman.

About Operation Smile
Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is an international children’s medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose network of 5,000 medical volunteers from 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 2 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. For more information, please visit www.operationsmile.org. Operation Smile’s 2012 30th Anniversary Smile Gala was produced for the eighth consecutive year by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc.

For updates on Operation Smile’s global efforts, visit the daily blogs on www.operationsmile.org, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/operationsmile, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/operationsmile.
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Celebs Invited to Help Children Smile with Smile Portrait Project

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.

Project Smile

Smile Portrait Project

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:

Faleena Hopkins Site: http://smileportraitproject.com 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.