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For participating in Tamarack Ottawa Virtual Race Weekend 2020

Our story…

Gather your family and friends and Run for SMILES! Operation Smile is a global medical charity providing free surgery for patients born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate who would otherwise go without. When left untreated, having a cleft lip and/or cleft palate becomes a life-threatening and life-long burden. Without corrective surgery, over 90% of children born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate will not live to see their 20th birthday. Operation Smile believes no one should endure that burden, no matter where they live. Operation Smile ensures children have access to the treatment they need and deserve. Surgery to repair a child’s cleft condition takes, on average 45 minutes, and can cost as little at $240. This is possible thanks to caring Canadian partners, the generous contributions of global medical volunteers, and corporate partners that donate the critical supplies and equipment necessary to deliver safe surgery.


Join the inaugural Operation Smile Canada team in Canada’s largest marathon! Make 2020 the year you cruise to the finish line knowing you have achieved a huge personal goal, fueled by the joy in knowing funds raised will deliver NEW forever smiles to patients with cleft conditions who otherwise may go without.  

Register for any race, select Operation Smile Canada as your official charity, and make 2020 the year to Run for SMILES. You’ll receive one on one fundraising coaching, tips & tricks, and a team t-shirt if you raise $150+, PLUS the joy of transforming lives forever.

Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jun 18 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
May 29 Gwynneth Evans Undisclosed amount
May 04 Rita D'Amico Go Hilary! $25.00
Mar 11 Genevieve Marleau $100.00
Mar 06 David Evans What a wonderful way to give back for all the treatment my Hilary received as a child born with cleft lip and palate. $960.00
Feb 18 Jocelyne Racine $50.00
Feb 18 lynne savage $50.00
Feb 16 Michael Hill Undisclosed amount
Feb 16 Alison Evans $250.00
Feb 04 Nanette Hillier $25.00