Smile Train and Centuria Medical Makati Celebrate World Smile Day®

Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity, will celebrate World Smile Day® through an art exhibit with Centuria Medical Makati (CMM), the country’s first and largest Medical Mall. The exhibit will be held from October 5-12 at Centuria Medical Makati, Century City, Poblacion, Makati City and will benefit Smile Train.

(From L-R): Filipino artists Roberto Sanches, Ivy Lim, Smile Train’s Southeast Asia Area Director Kimmy Flaviano and Filipino artist Jon Ray Fernandez.

The art exhibit will feature artwork from various artists and will help raise funds and awareness for children with clefts in the Philippines. Proceeds raised will be donated to Smile Train to help fund various local programs to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care for Filipinos.

“Centuria Medical Makati is proud to partner with Smile Train in honor of World Smile Day®,” said Mr. Rey Dimaano, General Manager of Centuria Medical Makati. “Smile Train’s local partner hospitals and medical professional have helped thousands of children born with clefts and their families in the country. By supporting tonight’s celebration, we hope that we are able to help in our own way.”

The exhibit showcases pieces from Ivy Lim, a full-time artist with a background in fine arts who is celebrated locally and internationally for designs and packaging of fast-moving consumer goods; Roberto Sanchez, a DJ and entrepreneur by trade, but creatively a self-taught artist; Jon Ray Fernandez, an airline professional turned mixed media artist; Jirawat Pramphet, a Thai artist with shows in Cambodia, the Philippines and Bangkok; and Arthit Pansuay, an award-winning Thai artist whose work is currently featured in an exhibit in London.

“On World Smile Day®, we would like to celebrate the people behind these smiles – our partner hospitals, medical professionals, corporate partners and charities,” said Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano, Smile Train’s Area Director for Southeast Asia. “Together, we aim to continue raising awareness for children with clefts and tonight’s art exhibit is a great way to do just that.”

For more information about Smile Train’s local programs in the Philippines as well as globally and to make a donation, please visit smiletrain.org.

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