LEHI, Utah, April 20 With spring in full bloom, XanGo, LLC and Operation Smile welcome another type of renewal: a season of smiles. Last week initiated a series of joint missions as XanGo distributors accompanied Operation Smile to Tlaxcala, Mexico, to support medical volunteers who performed 100 cleft lip and cleft palate corrective surgeries. The smile tour continues with three additional stops through July.
"XanGo has supported Operation Smile for several years. During that time, we've grown our philanthropic partnerships alongside the global expansion of our business," said XanGo Founder and Board Chairman Aaron Garrity. Just last week, the company received recognition from Utah Governor Gary Herbert for continued support of Operation Smile. Garrity adds, "The success of the XanGo missions with Operation Smile is truly a testament to our distributors, whose efforts to build their independent businesses make it all possible."
Looking ahead, XanGo and Operation Smile will make a return visit to Guadalajara, Mexico, for the fourth time in two years, where they expect to perform 100 surgeries from May 17 to 23. The following week, XanGo and Operation Smile will make their first trip to Chonburi, Thailand, to provide 100 surgeries to children of the farmers who harvest mangosteen fruit, the source of XanGo's success. The season of smiles will conclude with a July mission to Ulan Ude, Russia - a country in which XanGo started doing business last year - to perform 50 surgeries.
"With their unceasing energy and enthusiasm for doing good, the XanGo community shares with Operation Smile a common commitment to the children of the world," says Operation Smile Co-Founder Bill Magee. "Operation Smile is honored to be a part the XanGo family and truly grateful that this shared passion continues to grow and change the lives of children and their families across the globe."
Each year, more than 200,000 children are born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate, and are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. With the help of dedicated medical volunteers and through generous donations and partnerships, Operation Smile provides free surgeries to children around the world, healing their smiles and bringing hope for a better future.
XanGo's support of Operation Smile stems from a core value to transcend mere "check-writing" and change lives. XanGo routinely provides monetary donations, advisory board participation, volunteer programs and partnerships in medical expeditions, community education and humanitarian efforts. Of particular interest is improving the lives of children around the world and mobilizing to address disasters and crises.
About XanGo, LLC
A leading global nutrition company, XanGo, LLC is a recognized leader in health and wellness products. Currently expanding into a wider range of botanicals, XanGo was the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XanGo® Juice, to consumers worldwide. Its roster of premium, functional products now includes XANGO 3SIXTY5(TM), a whole food nutrition multi-vitamin, Glimpse® Topical Skin Nutrition, eleviv(TM) for natural, youthful vigor and Juni(TM) Family Care with natural, toxin-free personal care products for the entire family. XanGo is privately-owned and powered by a global network of more than 1 million independent distributors in the U.S. and more than 30 international markets such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany and Malaysia. For details, visit http://www.xango.com.
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