30th Anniversary Smile Gala Red Carpet, a set on Flickr.
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.