Cydcor announced their second partnership with Operation Smile. Last year, Cydcor and its network of independent sales offices across North America raised $150,000 to support a surgical mission. This year, the company set a goal to raise $300,000 to help Operation Smile provide free surgeries for children around the world born with facial deformities. Together, Cydcor and its network of sales offices and Operation Smile are giving smiles and transforming children’s lives worldwide.
The teams in Cydcor’s network of sales offices are creating fundraising events to reach their new donation goals. Community service is a key aspect of Cydcor’s culture. When the sales teams successfully reached their goal last year, several people within Cydcor volunteered for Operation Smile’s surgical mission in Rio De Janeiro. There, Operation Smile provided more than 95 free surgeries and over 162 healthcare evaluations for children who were suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates.
Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft. One in 10 will die before their first birthday. For 30 years, Operation Smile and its network of more than 5,000 medical volunteers from around the world have provided more than 3.5 million healthcare evaluations and performed more than 200,000 free surgeries for children in need. However, many children are still waiting – children who often can’t eat or speak properly. Operation Smile can help give them a healthy, productive life filled with hope.
“Cydcor and its outsourced sales teams have an incredibly strong drive to succeed and this is so evident in how they have helped us transform children’s lives around the world,” said Dr. Bill Magee, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Operation Smile. “We are so grateful that Cydcor has chosen to partner with Operation Smile for a second year commitment. For the last three decades, Operation Smile has expanded to more than 60 countries so we can reach even more children in need; this would never have been possible without the support of companies like Cydcor.”
“I am grateful we could help bring smiles to so many children and their families,” said Vera Quinn, Chief Operating Officer at Cydcor. “The surgical mission I volunteered for changed my life. I’m excited to be working on our fundraising efforts and know that once again, we’ll be able to accomplish great things. I’m so proud to be working with such a motivated and dedicated group of people.”
To help support Cydcor’s fundraising efforts, visit www.operationsmile.org/cydcor. For more information on Operation Smile’s global efforts, visit www.operationsmile.org, follow @operationsmile on Twitter, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/operationsmile.
Cydcor is the leading provider of outsourced, face-to-face Cydcor sales teams to a diverse client base of companies in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, office products, retail, energy, and financial services. Serving Fortune 500 and emerging market clients in the business-to-business, residential, and retail channels through in-store marketing initiatives, Cydcor works with a network of more than 300 independently-owned corporate licensee (ICL) Cydcor sales offices, providing clients access to more than 3,300 sales professionals. The privately-held company is based in Westlake Village, California. For more information about Cydcor, log on to www.cydcor.com.
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 more than 5,000 medical volunteers from over 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. To build long-term self-sufficiency in developing countries, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their own local communities, donates medical equipment and supplies, provides year-round medical treatment through Comprehensive Care Centers.