October 3, 2013
Vera Quinn on the Day of Smiles
I have been with Cydcor for seventeen years. In 2010, we launched our partnership with Operation Smile. The work we do to raise money for this cause has added an extra level of meaning to the work we do at Cydcor and our community. We were already giving employees volunteer hours and donated to charities, but we especially appreciate our special relationship with Operation Smile. I was able to participate in the mission last year, and I got to see first hand how we have the power to change lives for good.
Last year, we were able to raise enough money to fund a mission to provide cleft palate surgeries to children in need. Cleft palates often cause complications for feeding and breathing in infants, and many of them don’t survive. The surgeries we were able to fund have been able to change the lives of these children and their families. The trip was able to pay for nearly 620 surgeries for patients in Brazil.
The success of Cydcor is based on our distinctive culture, which is one that is passionate about giving back to communities around the world. We have already been able to fund one more medical mission this year, and our goal is fund another. That is why we decided to launch the Day of Smiles Campaign. This weekend will unite participating teams from our network of more than 200 independent sales companies to raise money and hit our total goal of $400,000 for the year.
Our office has been developing programs throughout the year to raise money for our cause. We believe this weekend alone will fund a $150,000 mission. We ask for your support in restoring smiles to children around the world. Please visit Cydcor’s Operation Smile Team page to donate now. If two dozen people donate just ten dollars, we can fund a surgery.
Also, please follow Cydcor on Twitter and our Cydcor Operation Smile Facebook page to keep up with all the activity. If you are participating in the fundraiser, be sure to tell your friends online about it with the hashtag #dayofsmiles.