Operation Smile Celebrates Life-Changing Surgeries At Cipriani

by Alyssa Rinaldi · May 6, 2011

Celebs made their way downtown last night to the 8th Annual Smile Event to benefit the charity Operation Smile, which provides free surgery for children in need born with facial deformities. The event was held at Cipriani, Wall Street-Check out who was there Here!...

The Website tells us...

The 2011 Smile Event celebrated more than 160,000 children who have received life-changing surgeries in 60 countries across the globe.

The NY Event Honored Santo Versace (Below with Antonio Versace), and was hosted by Giada de Laurentiis, Brooke Burke, David Charvet, Natalie Morales,from TheToday Show, and John Salley, an NBA Champion.

Honoree Santo Versace (L) and Antonio Versace

Cipriani, Wall St.

"As medical volunteers provide ongoing comprehensive care at centers worldwide and continue to build sustainable health care infrastructures through education programs in partner countries, Operation Smile is positioned to help more children than ever in its 29 years."

Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford, Miss USA Rima Fakih, Co-Founder and CEO of Operation Smile, Dr. Bill Magee, Co-Founder and CEO of Operation Smile, Kathy Magee and Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete (L-R) Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford, Miss USA Rima Fakih, Co-Founder and CEO of Operation Smile, Dr. Bill Magee, Co-Founder and CEO of Operation Smile, Kathy Magee and Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete

Natalie Morales                             John Salley

Musicians Branden Campebell, Elaine Bradley, Tyler Glenn and Chris Allen of the Neon Trees

Lacey Tisch-Sidney                       Maggio Cipriani

The Event was held in order to..

"...Enable Operation Smile to continue their efforts on behalf of children across the globe. New York City business leaders, celebrity Ambassadors, and the philanthropically-minded elite have agreed to lend their support to ensure children all over the world waiting for their chance to smile are given a new smile."

Actor David Charvet (L) and model Brooke Burke

Miss USA Rima Fakih, Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford and Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete

Brooke Burke & John Salley              Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr.

Images By Claudia Martinez