What a powerful night! World-renowned relationship expert and counselor, Dr. Elena Eustache, was on the red carpet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles where Operation Smile hosted their big gala of the year. There was a host of smiling celebrities in the building and they were all geared up to help change one smile at a time.

Operation Smile, the international children’s medical charity, honored the amazingly, beautiful and talented actress Selma Blair, by presenting her with the Universal Smile award.

Dr. Eustache was able to speak with Selma as well as many other celebrities and attendees such as David and Brooke Burke-Charvet, Whitney Cummings, Operation Smile founder Kathy Magee, Natasha Bedingfield, Courtney Sixx, Eric Hutchinson, and Sharif Atkins.

She spoke to each one about the foundation and why they chose to support this particular charity. She also asked each what makes them smile. There, of course, were some heart-warming answers.

What a wonderful night! It was so touching to see all of these celebrities come together to make a huge impact on the lives of children and to help put a smile on their little faces.

According to their website, Operation Smile is an international medical charity whose global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from over 80 countries is committed to helping improve the health and lives of children from more than 60 countries. Since 1982, Operation Smile has worked with local medical professionals, governments, hospitals and other NGOs to deliver the safest care to each of their patients, and they have established care centers wherever possible to give children ongoing medical treatment. Operation Smile continues to provide training and education for local medical professionals so they can provide care within their own communities and help others around the world. To date, Operation Smile has provided more than 240,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities.

To learn more about Operation Smile, please visit their website at www.operationsmile.org

—Written by Valerie Roop