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Our Annual Charity ball for 2018 was to raise funds for Operation Smile. Photos from the ball are found here
Operation Smile do amazing work throughout the Philippines (and globally) for people affected with Cleft Lip and Palates.
There is an estimated 30,000 people in the Philippines with untreated cleft lip and palates and the proceeds from our 2018 ball made two missions to support some of these individuals.
Our first mission in Bacolod the team performed 104 operations, 142 surgical procedures, 13 obturators created and 16 tooth extractions.
Our second mission in Cavite 85 operations were performed and 4 obturators created.
You can read the ANZA Donor Report here: ANZA Donor Report.pdf
If you have any questions or would like to donate to Operation Smile, please contact Daisy at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Ball Recipients
2017 we supported the Sienna College Night School Scholarship Program, in association with Better Change Foundation. The program identifies children living in poverty who are too financially challenged to attend regular school. The Nuns who teach at the school through the day, extend their hours from 3:30pm to 8:30pm to provide an education for these children. This was truly supporting breaking the cycle of poverty.
2016 we supported the Bulacan Medical Centre, specifically the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to provide essential life saving medical equipment to help the staff to provide the best care possible to the many premature, underweight babies in their care. We were all terribly upset to here that 78.5% of premature and underweight babies do not survive due as they do not have the equipment necessary to provide the care needed for survival. We raised 1.4 million pesos for the Bulacan Medical Centre.