The collaboration kicked off in May when a team of employees and surfers from Sanük traveled to Peru to participate in one of Operation Smile's medical missions. Sanük surfers Matt Meola, Torrey Meister and Alek Parker volunteered on the eight day mission, quickly becoming popular with the local families, doctors, and Operation Smile medical volunteers. In addition to entertaining the children and handing out stickers and free t-shirts, the Sanük team was invited into the operating room to witness the surgeries and assist in moving patients from surgery beds to recovery rooms. Meola, Meister and Parker also took a few days off to surf with local Sanük team rider Tamil Martino, a world renowned longboarding surfer. Check out the trailer for Sanük Footwear's upcoming short film, "A Different Reason to Smile" which documents the adventure.
gift can change lives.
- 1 in 10 children born with a cleft will die before their first birthday.
- We are helping children in need around the world.
- Surgeons are standing by to volunteer and provide free surgeries and train in-country doctors.
Donate now. Help change the lives of other waiting children.
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3641 Faculty Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.
A gift made through this appeal represents a gift to the entire Operation Smile mission. To help the most children, we use your gift where it can do the most good by pooling it with the gifts of others.
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