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I went and helped with some smiles… it’s my job.

Johannesburg, 21 October 2011: Faces will light up when The Smile Foundation and celebrate their first Smile Week in early November. With the help of kulula fans, the airline, in partnership with The Smile Foundation, has raised over R800 000 that will grant 60 disadvantaged children the opportunity to receive brand new smiles.

During the first kulula Smile Week, which runs from 31 October until 4 November 2011, 30 children will undergo life-changing facial reconstructive surgery at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Apart from cleft lip and palate repairs, numerous other reconstructive surgical procedures will take place during this week. Three lengthy facial reanimation surgeries will also be performed by Professor George Psaras, Medical Director of The Smile Foundation and the team from the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Witwatersrand. Prof. Psaras is one of only a select few surgeons in the world skilled to perform this complex surgery.

“Facial reanimation involves the grafting of the Gracillis muscle from the inner thigh and parachuting this into the cheek. Microsurgery is then conducted to attach the veins, nerves and arteries,” says Psaras.

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Some of us need some training

Thank You and Congratulations

On behalf of everyone at the Topsy Foundation I would like to say a very big thank you for your support and a huge congratulations.
We had 9 top celebrity comedians cycling for Topsy in the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge this year. 8 of them raced against Chris Forrest in a relay. The relay team consisted of John Vlismas, Nik Rabinowitz Ndumiso Lindi, Warren Robertson, Trevor Gumbi, Dave Levinsohn, Joey Rasdien and Malcolm Ferreira. It was called the Topsy HERO Race Against Forrest. These comedians all rode the same brand new mountain bicycle donated by Linden Cycles.

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Once again a HUGE Thank you to all of you for a wonderful and successful
event. We raised R317k in the Live auction, R100k in Pledges and possibly
R100k in the Silent Auction. The Amy Biehl Foundation has received such positive feedback.

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