Working Together to Create More Smiles!
LCF members Pfizer Philippines Foundation, Inc (PPFI) and Smile Train Philippines Foundation, Inc. (Smile Train) recently organized a gathering of Smile Train beneficiaries in Cebu. Parents and their children who were born with a cleft lip/cleft palate were invited to listen to talks on dental hygiene and the role of speech therapy for children with cleft palates. They also participated in a speech camp where Speech Language Pathologists from Cebu Doctors University taught the parents and children drills they should be practicing at home to improve their speech. Pfizer employees based in Visayas hosted games, interacted with the patients, and provided them with refreshments for the afternoon activity. The activity was held at Clotilde Commercial Center’s multi-purpose courts.
Smile Train supports comprehensive cleft care – cleft surgery, speech therapy and orthodontic treatment all over the Philippines. In Cebu alone, Smile Train has supported over 700 surgeries. Smile Train has supported 60,000+ cleft surgeries around the country.