I don't have much to report about Rob (just the usual...it's hot, he stands a lot of watch, and he's completely sleep-deprived!), but I did want to mention a couple interesting things about Operation Smile.
One of our very generous sponsors is Hasbro, the maker of the classic game "Operation." (Who didn't love that game as a kid?!) Anyway, they have developed a new version of the game, now called "Operation Rescue Kit." Hasbro is touring the US promoting this game at different festivals and fairs. To celebrate Operation Smile's 25th Anniversary, each person who visits the Operation Rescue Kit game booth at a local Mobile Rescue Unit event will be invited to press a giant oxygen pump. Every time the giant oxygen pump is used to save Cavity Sam, Operation Rescue Kit game will donate 25 cents to Operation Smile to help spread smiles (up to $75,000).
Of course, not everyone can visit an Operation Rescue Kit game booth, but you can go to www.operation.com and press an electronic version of the Oxygen Pump! And remember, you can press the oxygen pump once every 24 hours until December 31, 2007...if everyone does this, it can add up to a significant donation to Operation Smile!
Also, Operation Smile Co-founders Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee will appear live on CNN International’s “World News” to discuss Operation Smile’s work around the world and its 25th Anniversary activities. Tune in on Saturday, September 15 at 9am EDT. “World News” airs several times on Saturday, so the segment may repeat at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm and 5pm. Broadcast schedules are subject to change. Please use the following link for complete schedule http://edition.cnn.com/CNNI/schedules/schedule.1.html Please note: This is on CNN International, not CNN US. However, many cable providers do carry CNN International in the US, so check your listings.