In honour of its 10-year anniversary celebration, Leapfrog Property Group is partnering with extreme adventurer, David Grier and Miles for Smiles to raise funds for Operation Smile between February and November 2017, which will provide corrective cleft lip and palate surgery for 100 children.
Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate, and is often unable to eat, speak, socialise or smile. These debilitating disabilities can be corrected with surgeries lasting as little as 45 minutes, enabling these children to lead normal lives, with beautiful smiles.
Established in 1982, Operation Smiles is now active in 60 countries worldwide, where it changes lives with the help of volunteer medical personnel and donations from around the world. Local extreme adventurer, David Grier, who is known for running the Great Wall of China, is also a trustee and ambassador for Miles for Smiles. Over the past 10 years Miles for Smiles has raised R8 million, enabling 2,000 plus children to receive these much-needed surgeries.
Since its inception in 2007, the Leapfrog Property Group has supported several charitable projects, both nationally and on a franchise level, including One Sight and the Dental Wellness Trust.
“From the onset, we have and continue to believe in pioneering the extraordinary by partnering with incredible people and initiatives such as David Grier and Miles for Smiles,” said Bruce Swain, MD of Leapfrog Property Group. “Through the further pledge and commitment of each one of our agents and members of staff, we are delighted to be able to provide funding over a 10-month period for 100 children to undergo this life-changing surgery, as a result of our first 10 incredible years in the industry. We are calling this combined effort: Leapfrog Smiles: To the Power of 10.”
You can learn more here once the Leapfrog Smiles: To the Power of 10 campaign is live.