Well known socialite Michael Dean Shelton is excited to announce he will serve on the host committee for Operation Smile's Annual Smile Gala on September 24th, 2010, honoring Harrison Ford, John Stamos and Susan Casden in Los Angeles. Michael states that "as both a philanthropist and activist, I am always proud to support the work of Operation Smile to help provide free corrective surgeries and new smiles for children around the world. In as little as 45 minutes and for as little as $240, Operation Smile can give a child new hope and a new chance in life". For more information on the Gala or to purchase Gala tickets or sponsorships, visit http://www.operationsmile. org/michaeldean
or contact Operation Smile staff member Robyn Mircoff at 310-598-9960.
About Michael Dean Shelton
Socialite Michael Dean Shelton is best known for his philanthropy and humanitarian efforts worldwide which has generated millions of dollars for charities. Utilizing his celebrity friends and acquaintances, he creates unique fundraising events such as Snapshots of Hope in which friends/acquaintances Snoop Dogg, Ringo Starr, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt created an image based on hope which was auctioned off for an AIDS Charity (http://artseen.org/SnapshotsofHope. html)
. In 2009, Michael made his acting debut and was filmed for a documentary on his long time AIDS Activism. Michael has received a number of awards and honors including a Special Congressional Recognition in 1997, Plaques of Appreciation from Heart to Heart International and the City of Ottawa, Kansas, and a Civilian Honor Award from the Guatemalan Government, to name a few. With a growing fan base on sites such as http://www. myyearbook. com/michaeldeanshelton,
Michael is changing the face of celebrity fundraising and activism.
About Operation Smile
Founded in 1982 by Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children's medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile has treated more than 150,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in more than 50 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and leaves behind crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency. For updates on Operation Smile's global efforts, visit the daily blogs on http://www.operationsmile. org,
follow @operationsmile on Twitter, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/operationsmile
To schedule interviews with Michael Dean Shelton about his involvement with the Operation Smile and their Gala please contact Levi Israel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.