Avi Weisfogel’s Efforts of Touching Lives Through His GoFundMe Campaign

Conducting charitable activities is one of the ways of making the world a better place for everybody. Organizing and taking part in charitable activities is also one of the ways in which we can all play our parts in giving back to our society. Operation Smile is one of the charitable non-governmental organizations’ that have been on the forefront in touching the lives of destitute children and young adults with facial deformities around the globe. The charitable organization was started in 1982 by Bill and Kathy Magee. The first mission that the charitable non-governmental organization undertook was in the Philippines. The organization has grown in leaps and bounds and has currently undertaken activities in more than eighty countries around the world with the support of individuals, governments and well-wishers.

Every year Operation Smile works together with the efforts of the particular governments, hospitals and local medics in the areas that they visit for their charitable activities. They also help in training the local medics so that they are able to assist in the surgical procedures that they undertake. Any child who suffers from facial deformities qualifies for the surgical treatment offered by the international charitable organization.

One of the people who have been instrumental in supporting Operation Smile organization is Avi Weisfogel. His announcement of the launch of GoFundMe campaign is proof of his commitment to help young children and give back to the society. Being a part of Operation Smile places him in a position to use his professional expertise and resources. This campaign will see him fund the non-governmental organization with two thousand dollars to help in the GoFundMe campaign. The campaign is meant to give the destitute children and young adults hope for a better and brighter future by providing free surgical procedures to correct facial deformities.

Lastly, Avi Weisfogel practices dentistry in Old Bridge, NJ. His passion to help children led him to coming up with the GoFundMe campaign. His belief is that his help as a professional dentistry together with the people at Operation Smile would go a great way in ensuring that children born with facial deformities will get better treatment and grow up healthier and happy. Check out Avi on LinkedIn.

Music for Autism Awareness

Autism Rocks is organizing a major event in Dubai in April this year. In order to mark the Autism Awareness Month, the association is planning a family day. The range of activities planned for the day include golf, petting zoos, face painting and camel rides. To top it all, there will be performances by two international rappers. The good news is that to enjoy all this, you only need to pay a small price.

 

Autism is a condition which affects someone’s ability to develop social relationships. It also affects their communication skills. Autism has been known for being a lifelong disability that makes the person develop unusually narrow yet strong interests. It is also characterized by repetitive behavior. People suffering from autism can lead a relatively normal and independent life but some may need specialist care and support.

 

When talking about autism, one cannot ignore the fact that there needs to be awareness around the area. There are many people suffering from autism and they are treated differently. This is the main reason why there are initiatives such as Autism Rocks to create awareness and encourage research in the area. It is with this in mind that Sanjay Shah decided to start an association called Autism Rocks.

 

Sanjay Shah, a British born philanthropist, has keen interest and passion for music. His son, whom he loves dearly, was diagnosed with autism when he was four years old. This is what inspired him to come up with the association. He began by organizing a music event and inviting performers. The performance was held in London. So far, Sanjay Shah has invited Drake, Prince and even Lenny Kravitz.

 

This year, Sanjay has decided to take Autism Rocks to Dubai. On his performance list is Tyga and Flo-rida. The two rappers are not new to the Dubai scene. In fact, they have performed there before. The event will be held at the Autism Rocks Arena at the Dubai Outlet Mall. It is organized by 117 Live, the team which is organizing Nicki MInaj’s performance in March. The tickets are going for 50 AED and there are many activities planned for everyone. Check out this YouTube video of Sanjay to get a better feel for what he’s all about.