Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month

July is Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month!

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of our annual Family Walk & Picnic. We were looking forward to gathering at Gabriel Park, but because of social distancing requirements, we are reimagining our gathering and will be celebrating the entire month of July! It was so difficult to cancel the walk and picnic we all love, BUT our team has an incredible month of  happenings planned to bring awareness to cleft and craniofacial conditions. You are invited to take part!

Smile Oregon is excited to announce our first-ever Cruise-In & Parking Lot Parade on July 18 hosted at the Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Oregon. It will be an evening full of fun, entertainment and inspiration. To kick off the night, you can participate in the Smile Oregon Parking Lot Parade! Deck your car out with inspiring messages to bring awareness to cleft & craniofacial month. Let’s see Smile Oregon green, trees and more!

Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? We do, and that’s why our “judges” will be awarding THREE prizes for the best car decorations. Get your creative juices flowing!

The evening will conclude with the viewing of the inspiring movie Wonder, which will be projected drive-in movie style!


Here’s the line-up of the event:

Gates Open 7:00pm

Parking Lot Parade 7:45pm

Car Decoration Judging 8:00pm

Special Surprises 8:10pm

Wonder Begins Around Sunset


But there’s more…

Because our Spring Fundraising Gala was canceled this year, we need your help more than ever! You can participate by becoming a fundraiser using this link and clicking the “I Want to Fundraise for This” button. You can share your story, highlight your kiddo, or simply let the community know why the mission of Smile Oregon is so special to you! The funds YOU raise will provide crucial grant funding to children who otherwise would forgo or delay essential treatments.

Let’s make July AMAZING! Thanks for taking part in the festivities and helping to celebrate 10 years of smiles and hope!