Don’t miss the CNN Español segment on Global Smile Foundation ® on the prime time show “Power of Giving” tonight Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. EST
Dr. Suying Lam, above left, a pediatric cardiologist and a GSF volunteer since 2002, will be interviewed by CNN Anchor and Producer Ismael Cala, above right.

The goal of  Global Smile Foundation ® : to alleviate the suffering of underserved patients born with facial congenital deformities with special emphasis on cleft lips and palates. The organization, as part of its mission,  “believes all communities deserve the right to receive first rate care by highly qualified healthcare professionals regardless of socioeconomic, racial, or religious backgrounds.”

Formed in 2008 as a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation, Global Smile Foundation (GSF) features as founding members a group of dedicated volunteers and medical professionals who have been actively involved with global outreach programs for the last 24 years in countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.

Collectively, its volunteers recognized the need for not just offering fragmented corrective surgical and dental procedures to patients born with cleft lip and palate deformities, but also the urgent need for implementing comprehensive care, coupled with educational and preventive programs.