Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Annual Beautiful Before & After Celebration on Thursday May 26. With your help, we raised roughly $56,000 towards our international programs to support children born with cleft lip and palate in developing countries!

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The evening brought together over 120 people at the BMO Conference & Event Centre, a beautiful venue overlooking the city of Toronto located at First Canadian Place.

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Guests enjoyed canapés, drinks and a fantastic silent auction courtesy of our many wonderful silent auction donors. A special thank you to WestJet for its generous donation of round-trip airfare anywhere they fly for two people, and our major event donor, Bayer Inc.

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At this year’s event, we aimed to raise funds to support the purchase of a tympanometer for our partners in Thailand. This device tests for fluid in the ear and helps prevent against hearing loss in cleft patients. We are thrilled to share that, thanks to generosity of our guests, we raised over $7,000 towards the purchase of this machine. The remaining amount will be matched by a private foundation. A huge thank you to everyone who supported this initiative!

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Transforming Faces would also like to extend a special thank you to our Host, Mitch Markowitz, our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ronald Zuker, our Fundraising Committee and volunteers, our event sponsor, The Abbysinnian Foundation, and to each and every one of you that supported the event!

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We hope to see you next year!

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