In the Philippines, it is estimated that one in every five hundred babies is born every year with a cleft lip, a cleft palate or both. It translates roughly to 4,004 Filipinos out of 2.064 million born every year having this deformity.
Since 1982 OS conducted 230 missions in 68 cities and municipalities, and treated 24,000 patients. Cleft lip and palate deformities are among the top 12 birth defects in the country. (Source: Philippine Birth Defect Registry, a joint project of the Department of Health and the US National Institute of Health Institute of Human Genetics)
How Does OS Work?
OS conducts medical missions in its partner countries, provides FREE reconstructive surgery, and builds awareness on its programs.
Which Countries Run OS missions?
OS conducts surgical missions in over 60 countries and currently has presence in 76 countries including the Philippines, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Thailand, Venezuela, and Vietnam among others.
OS also has worldwide offices in Hong Kong, London, Dublin, Brisbane, Rome, Los Angeles, and New York City that raise funds and awareness to support international programs. It has also created a global medical institution comprised of a worldwide network of teaching hospitals and university partners to help train health care professionals.
The 500 Smile Run project is created to generate funds for OS’s 30th anniversary mission and provide FREE life changing reconstructive surgery to at least 1,500 Filipino children and young adults in ten days through simultaneous surgical missions in various parts of the country, namely, Bacolod, Cavite, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, South Cotabato, Makati, Naga, and Pampanga.
6 Nov. 2011
Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila
Race Categories and Fees
500m for children | P 300
3K | P 500
5K | P 500
10K | P 650
16K | P 800
27 Nov. 2011
Rizal Park, Davao City
Race Categories and Fees
3K, 5K, 10K | P 350
16K | P 650
Assembly and Gun Start
16K | 5:00 AM | 5:30 AM
10K | 5:00 AM | 5:40 AM
5K | 5:00 AM | 5:50 AM
3K | 5:00 AM | 5:55 AM
500m | 5:00 AM | 6:00 AM
Chris Sports (Registration Period: September 23 – 3 Nov. 2011)
Robinsons Place Ermita
Puma Stores (Registration Period: October 7 – 3 Nov. 2011)
Bonifacio High Street
Cash N’ Carry (Buendia)
Smart Business Centers (Registration Period: October 7 – 3 Nov. 2011)
Ayala Avenue Head Office
The 500 Smile Run is Organized by
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