Chris Welch, SmileTrain, Ironman AZ 2014

This year I’m racing IRONMAN Arizona on Team BPC and will raise funds for SmileTrain to help give children around the world not only new smiles, but a second chance at life.

SmileTrain is an international children’s charity that provides free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. Children born with cleft cannot eat or speak properly, aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job and face very difficult lives of shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Some children are even abandoned or killed—all because of the way they look. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are too poor to afford the simple repair surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250 dollars. Yet with your help, we can save these children and give them the life changing surgery they both need and deserve.

Please help me support Smile Train by contributing generously to my fund.

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