Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity, furthers its commitment to champion Filipino children with cleft and spread more smiles through a partnership with AF Payments Inc. (AFPI), the joint venture between Ayala Group and First Pacific Group behind the contactless smart card, beep.
“We are excited to be able to contribute to this noble cause and to be of assistance to children with cleft. During these uncertain times, they continue to need special care and assistance. We are grateful that Smile Train has chosen to partner with us and provide us this opportunity to help out and provide cards that bring a message of hope,” said Sharon G. Fong, Chief Commercial Officer of AF Payments Inc.
Smile Train’s series of special edition beep cards will feature celebrity goodwill ambassadors beginning with actress and model, Marian Rivera-Dantes who has been a supporter of the organization for over six years.
“Dingdong and I were part of the 30,000th cleft surgery celebration at San Fernandino Hospital’s in 2014, and there, I was able to witness Smile Train’s life-changing work. I was inspired by them and moved to do my part in raising awareness for Smile Train to reach more children with cleft and provide them with free operations and services.”
Other celebrities featured on the special edition Smile Train beep cards include Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young. Catriona and Megan have continued to support Smile Train Philippines as they raise awareness for the charity’s efforts in empowering local medical professionals to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care.