Dear Friends and Supporters,
In light of the growing health and safety measures being enacted globally, we’ve determined that it’s both necessary and responsible to cancel Alliance for Smiles’s annual fundraising gala, the Night of Smiles, which was scheduled for May 2nd.
This has been a truly heartbreaking decision. We look forward to the event immensely and rely on it tremendously. It’s the one time of the year we gather together as a community to celebrate the selfless work of our volunteers and raise the crucial funds needed to enable our continued medical missions.
While our volunteers are momentarily unable to travel, our docket of patients continues to grow. To help our organization survive this challenging season and prepare to resume medical missions as soon as possible, we need your support to help us raise essential funds virtually, in lieu of our fundraising gala.
Please take part in our 2020 Fund-A-Smile Campaign:
Your support with this is the most crucial thing you can do right now to help Alliance for Smiles pull through this trying time.
In the coming weeks, we’ll continue to do all we can to invite you to share in the parts of our gala that we can convert into virtual experiences. Our auction items will be available for online bidding between April 26 to May 2 (we’ll share a link soon), and recognition of this year’s honorees will be shared virtually until we can honor them in person at a future event.
We can’t begin to express how grateful we are to have such an incredibly supportive and generous community to help us through this unexpectedly challenging time. This current situation highlights more than ever how interconnected we all are and how the individual and collective choices we make and actions we take can impact the health and lives of others.
These are highly uncertain times but what remains certain is that we can pull through anything together. Thank you for being a part of this life-changing work and for all you do to improve health, lives, and smiles through your actions – today and always.
Congratulations to our fabulous 2020 award recipients!
John Goings – Lifetime Achievement Award
Mary Liu – Volunteer of the Year
Deinde Shoga – Distinguished Service Award
Tina Fischlin – The John Uth Memorial Award for Significant Financial Support