October 2, 2013

Day of Smiles Launched This Week!

We are working to raise $400k for cleft palate surgeries
We are working to raise $400k for cleft palate surgeries

Cydcor and its network of independently owned sales offices will be working together to raise funds for Operation Smile from October 4th – 6th .  The goal is to fund another medical mission over the next week.  Cydcor and its network have already funded one mission over the summer, and the new goal for the year is set at $400,000.  Fundraisers will be independently organized by each office and everyone is encouraged to implement their own creative ideas to raise money for such a great cause.

Operation Smile is celebrating its thirtieth year running, and employees will wear commemorative t-shirts during the fundraiser to help raise awareness and drive donations.  Here’s a picture of Jennifer at Cydcor packing up the boxes of t-shirts to be shipped out to the independent sales offices.

Jennifer getting boxes ready for Day of Smiles cmapaign
Jennifer getting boxes ready for Day of Smiles campaign

In 2012, the Cydcor community raised enough money to fund a mission to Rio de Janiero, where a team of surgeons and medical professionals were able to provide 95 surgeries for children who were not able to live a full life due a cleft palate.

“We believe that our success is based on our distinctive culture; there is a passion we all have to give back to our communities,” said Vera Quinn, chief operating officer at Cydcor. “I personally have been on a medical mission and have seen the new smiles on the faces of these children. We have all been developing programs throughout the year to raise money. Our ‘Day of Smiles’ program will unite more than 200 offices on the same weekend to help hit our $400,000 goal.”

To help support this campaign, please visit Cydcor’s Operation Smile Team Page.  To follow our efforts this week, follow and use the hashtag #dayofsmiles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.