Operation Smile goes Grassland Marathon!

Nordic Ways is very happy to announce the new cooperation with Operation Smile, a non-profit medical service organisation based in Virginia, USA, and with 4 offices in China. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

Operation Smile China has been active since 1991 and has already provided free surgeries for over 20.000 patients. Within 45 minutes the medical professionals of Operation Smile are able to transform the life of a child with a facial deformity. About 1 in 600 Chinese children is born with a cleft lip of cleft palate. Operation Smile China conducts medical missions each month. Each life-changing surgery has an approximate cost of 5000 RMB.

Operation Smile thus joins Friends of Nature as charity partner of the 2012 Genghis Khan MTB Adventure and Grassland Marathon. From today, all participants and accompanying persons can contribute to the admirable cause of Operation Smile via donation boxes on the event registration form or via the physical boxes at the event hotel in Xiwuqi. The organisation will also travel to Inner Mongolia to participate in the Grassland Marathon event with a large team of runners.

A few facts about Operation Smile China in 2011

  • Completed 23 medical missions throughout China
  • Provided over 3,000 free surgeries and over 4,000 free medical evaluations
  • Since 1991 Operation Smile China has given over 20,000 surgeries and over 25,000 medical evaluations
  • Operation Smile China has 20 medical missions throughout China planned for 2012

More detailed information about Operation Smile will be published in the ‘charity’ section of this website in the course of next week. You can also check the official website.