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Summer 2014 Newsletter

Dining for Smiles Events Alliance for Smiles supporters have been busy in the last few months holding many fundraisers! These volunteers have held creative, out of the box events with huge successes. Dining for Smiles is the most popular type of event that our volunteers hold. The volunteers prepare a meal or party and ask their...

Spring 2014 Newsletter
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Spring 2014 Newsletter

Honoree Tina Hollcroft w/her mother and grandmother Thanks for Supporting the Gala! The ninth annual Volunteer Appreciation Gala, held on February 22, 2014 at the W Hotel in San Francisco, was the most successful event in all of Alliance for Smiles’ history. Over 225 guests arrived ready to party, celebrate, and honor those individuals who...

Winter 2013 Newsletter
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Winter 2013 Newsletter

A Message from the Chairman of the Board We have a great deal to celebrate at Alliance for Smiles as the calendar year draws to a close. During our September 2013 mission to Zunyi, China in the Guizhou Province we provided life changing surgery for dozens of children, including our 4000th patient, 10 month old Huo...

Fall 2013 Newsletter
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Fall 2013 Newsletter

Alliance for Smiles Heads to Myanmar We are excited to announce that for the first time Alliance for Smiles will complete a mission in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar (also called Burma). AfS Board member and the mission director for this mission, Tina Hollcroft, went on a site visit and sent us back this...

Summer 2013 Newsletter
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Summer 2013 Newsletter

Trip Report: Bijie and Xingyi, China Two thousand and thirteen is shaping up to be a busy year for Alliance for Smiles’ efforts in China. So far this year we have already completed two missions there: the first in April to Bijie, and the second in May to Xingyi. We previously visited Bijie in September...

Spring 2013 Newsletter
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Spring 2013 Newsletter

Trip Report: Dhaka, Bangladesh This March Alliance for Smiles completed its third visit to the Dhaka Shishu Hospital. The mission was led by Tina Hollcroft and included 18 medical and nonmedical volunteers. Forty-nine patients received a total of 83 surgeries, despite a nation-wide strike and civil unrest. We would like to extend our sincere thanks...

Winter 2012 Newsletter
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Winter 2012 Newsletter

A Message from the Chairman of the Board Dear Friends and Supporters of Alliance for Smiles: As the new Chairman of the Board, I want to personally thank you for the support you are giving to our work. As a plastic surgeon, I have experienced medical missions as an active participant and realize how important...

Fall 2012 Newsletter
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Fall 2012 Newsletter

In Memory of John Uth, Chairman of the Board On May 20, 2012 Alliance for Smiles lost its beloved Chairman and Co-Founder, John Uth, to a battle with cancer. At its February Gala, Alliance for Smiles honored John with the Distinguished Service Award for his years of service and leadership. John Uth’s story is that...

Spring 2012 Newsletter
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Spring 2012 Newsletter

Our Continued Commitment to Africa This February AfS returned to the Ridge Hospital in Accra, Ghana for a medical mission. AfS had visited the Ridge Hospital twice before, in 2010 and 2011. Seventeen mission volunteers made up the team, representing the United States, Canada, and Australia. This mission was Alliance for Smiles’ 6th mission to...

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