This holiday season, Pia Wurtzbach is helping promote Smile Train Foundation the “Miss Universe” way. In her Instagram account, she announced she is helping the foundation give smiles to children with cleft lip and/or palate, with the goal of raising 2,017 new smiles by 2017.
In the comments area, fans commended Pia for doing a good job, for being noble, and being “the best Miss Universe ever.” Some even promised to donate, while others commented on Smile Train being a good foundation.
The Smile Train Foundation
The Smile Train Foundation, which was founded in 1999, is an international children’s charity that has already helped more than a million poorest of the poor children with clefts. Its vision is to ensure that every child born with a cleft can lead a full and productive life. Through its sustainable model, “it provides training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in more than 85 developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.”
No more Marlon photos
The 2015 Miss Universe asked her fans to visit the foundation’s link on her bio, or else, she won’t be posting Marlon photos anymore. Pia was referring to Marlon Stockinger, the Filipino-Swiss race car driver she is currently dating. The two have been posting photos of their dates in Instagram, the latest of which was at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, which generated more than a hundred likes and 767 comments.
Pia Wurtzbach’s charities
Pia earlier lamented her love life had been getting more mileage than her charity work. Aside from the Smile Train Foundation, the beauty queen has also been busy with the Miss Universe’s charitable platform which is the fight against HIV/AIDS. According to its official website, “over the last decade, every Miss Universe title holder has traveled around the world championing this cause, and creating awareness for HIV/AIDS prevention, HIV testing, and access to medical care.
TODAY is #WorldAidsDay. ❤ ️ I am calling on each of you to join me in creating worldwide awareness to the sudden increase in HIV infection around the globe. Post your photo and use #WorldAidsDay and @MissUniverse. I'll be liking photos throughout the day so be sure to tag @MissUniverse! ___ @UNAIDSGlobal @GMHC | Hands Up for #HIVPrevention
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