Based in Virginia Beach, Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities, and will be featured on CNN’s “Champions for Change.” Alisyn Camerota, Operation Smile ambassador and “New Day” anchor, will introduce Operation Smile as a cause that’s close to her heart.
“This opportunity allows a greater audience to become familiar with our organization that in turn will help us help more children who need life changing cleft lip or cleft palate surgeries,” said Kristie Magee Porcaro, senior vice president, Global Philanthropy.
Alisyn Camerota and Operation Smile patient in Bogota, Colombia.
Alisyn Camerota at Operation Smile’s Comprehensive Care Center in Bogota, Colombia
“Champions for Change” is a primetime special that gives CNN anchors an opportunity to introduce leaders and volunteers behind inspiring organizations. Camerota spent time at Operation Smile’s Comprehensive Care Center in Bogota, Colombia. During her visit she witnessed a surgery, met numerous patients, their family members and the Operation Smile Colombia team.
Camerota’s feature on Operation Smile is set to air in primetime on “Champions for Change” on Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m.