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Operation Smile, Surgeries Free of Cost to Children with Cleft Lip

One in 750 children are born with a cleft lip or palate globally. In an effort to create awareness and raise funds towards corrective surgery for such children, fifty-two-year old extreme athlete David Grier recently completed a marathon run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

David, a trustee and ambassador of the ‘Miles for Smiles India Challenge’, took up the extreme challenge of covering over 4,000 km, which he completed within 93 days.  This is nothing new for the man who had run 4,200 kilometres along the Great Wall of China in 2006, 3,300 km along the South African coastline in 2008 and a 2,700 kilometres in Madagascar.

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