Miles for Smiles Cape Coast to Accra run


Approximately one in every 1000 babies in African is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate.  In Ghana specifically, it is estimated that one in every 760 children are born with a cleft condition.


One in 10 children born with a cleft will die before their first birthday. Those that survive struggle with speech difficulties, are often malnourished and are frequently ostracised because of their appearance.

For these children, a relatively quick, simple operation results in a life-changing smile. The Cipla Foundation initiative, Miles for Smiles, through Operation Smile strives to ensure that every child with a cleft lip or palate has access to this level of surgical care.

During the fiscal year ending June 2024, Operation Smile plans to provide surgical care to about 410 patients.


To help raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile for corrective surgeries, adventurers David Grier and Andrew Stuart will be running along the coastline in Ghana. 

Help us to work together to make a life-changing difference and bring more smiles to Ghana. 

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