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The 2017 Houston Smile Gala

Apr 21 2017
The 2017 Houston Smile Gala

*We're sorry, but online ticketing has closed. For tickets and information, please contact April Le at 757-321-3269.

The 2017 Houston Smile Gala will celebrate over 240,000 life-changing surgical interventions provided in 60+ countries across the globe alongside the thousands of smiles Operation Smile aspires to deliver this year.

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. These children encounter incredible obstacles. Ostracized from a life of everyday normalcy they are ridiculed, unable to properly eat or speak, attend school and are vulnerable to a higher rate of respiratory infection as well as other infectious diseases and malnutrition. In too many cases, they face uncertain futures because of limited access to healthcare and strained financial resources.

At Operation Smile we believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care. We believe that all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own.

That’s what drives each and every one of us: our global network of medical professionals, who donate hundreds of thousands of hours toward the care of children around the world each year, and our supporters who are moved every day to make a difference in the lives of children they’ve never met.

Friday, April 21, 2017, marks Operation Smile’s 4th annual Houston Smile Gala at Hotel Zaza. Since its inception, the Houston Smile Gala has raised over $500,000, enough funds to provide life changing cleft lip and cleft palate surgery for over 2,100 children. Join more than 200 Houstonians that have agreed to lend their support to ensure children are given new smiles and brighter futures. With your support, how many lives can we change tomorrow?


Viet Hoang
Sneha Merchant
Duyen Huynh Nguyen


Bashar & Brigitte Kalai
Ajay & Sippi Khurana


Layla Asgari
Amy Dichoso
Hiet Dinh
Dr. Dane Hoang
Thanh Hoang
Dr. Andrew Huynh
Mandy Kao
Dr. Steve Koo
Dr. Alice Mao
Dr. Hac & Thi Nguyen
Dr. Marc Nguyen
Kaitlin Trinh
Dr. Tatiana Sorkin
Diana Sun
Dr. Trang Trinh
Dr. Aline Tran
Diem Tran
Stevie Vu


Ali & Habiba Dhanani: John Connor Humanitarian Award
Chau Nguyen: Universal Smile Award

6:30 Cocktails, Dinner & Awards
10:30pm Live Band and Dancing

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hotel Zaza
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

A surgery can change a child's life forever; you have the power to help transform a child's life

Formal Attire

For additional information
Please contact April Le at or 757-321-3269.