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Smile Train and Centuria Medical Makati Celebrate World Smile Day®

MANILA  Today, 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.

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 visitsmiletrain.org. Follow Smile Train Philippines on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.

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About Smile Train

Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.org.

About Centuria Medical Makati

Centuria Medical Makati (CMM), the country’s first and largest Medical Mall, was conceptualized in 2008 to address the needs of the growing Medical Tourism industry; as well as to adapt to the increasing trend of outpatient medical services. The 28-story state-of-the-art facility is home to hundreds of healthcare leaders and provides exceptional service through innovative and technologically-advanced centers and high-specialized, board-certified medical and allied medical practitioners.

CMM provides hospital-grade services in an outpatient setting including setups for an ambulatory surgery center, pharmacy, a 24-hour urgent care clinic, a wellness and lifestyle center, recovery suites, rehabilitation and gym facilities, comprehensive laboratory and radiology including an outpatient PET-CT Scan center, specialized centers (i.e. breast cancer center, eye and vision center, etc.) and other various multispecialty centers. And just like other lifestyle malls – CMM also provides banking services, retail outlets, restaurants, convenience stores and other concessionaires to truly make Centuria Medical Makati the place to be.  For more information, please visithttp://www.centuriamedical.com.ph/