September 8, 2010
Operation Smile gets named corporate cause of the year
Today we named Operation Smile this year’s official corporate cause. The international children’s medical charity treats facial deformities, such as cleft lips and palates, around the globe. We are partnering with its network of independently owned and operated offices to raise funds for the organization.
This is the first time Cydcor has adopted a charitable organization of this scale – it’s a great way to exercise team building among our offices and we are proud to support an organization that improves the quality of so many lives.
We are partnering with our network of independently owned and operated Cydcor sales offices to reach a goal of$150,000 in order to support an Operation Smile medical mission, currently slated to take place in Peru. Offices are establishing their own “smile” campaign support pages and have fundraising goals starting at$1,000 per office. Cydcor has established its own “smile” page with a goal of $21,000 – enough to pay for 90 surgeries, each costing approximately $240.
“The need for quality cleft care is urgent; there are so many children around the world who desperately need our help,” said Dr. Bill Magee, Founder and CEO of Operation Smile. “We are grateful for the generosity of our supporters and volunteers. It is only with their help that we can continue to give new smiles and transform the lives of our patients.”