Here’s my August 2008 Gush:

I’M A BIG FAN OF…! —THE SMILE TRAIN! the terrific non-profit whose sole mission is correcting the cleft lip and palate challenges of kids all over the world.

Their work represents an important, even life-saving effort because many kids with such needs in other countries are viewed as being cursed or worse, all because of correctable physical defects that have serious impact on speech and eating.

These kids are often ostracized and don’t go to school.

No wonder so many top celebs see tremendous value in supporting this great cause, including: Walter Cronkite, Christie Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, and even the Donald.

According to, since March 2000, the organization has served more than 330,000 kids in 75 of the world’s most impoverished countries!! That’s 90,000 surgeries a year!

That’s a lot of great smiles, which is why I’m adding my financial support as soon as I finish this post.

How about you?
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