Beyond a Smile: a joint campaign of Interplast and ASAPS

2 – 8 March 2020

 

Welcome to Beyond a Smile

The Beyond a Smile campaign aims to showcase the importance of plastic and reconstructive surgery and to raise essential funds to continue Interplast’s vital work into the future.

Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide free plastic and reconstructive surgery and health professional training in developing countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Working with local partners, Interplast volunteers provide life-changing plastic and reconstructive surgery for patients with treatable conditions such as cleft lip and palate, burns contracture, and traumatic hand and wrist injuries.

Beyond a Smile takes place in the first week of March, however donations are very welcome at any time.

Background

The Beyond a Smile campaign was established to build on the strong partnership between Interplast and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Interplast has worked with ASAPS for a number of years. In 2016, ASAPS selected Interplast as its official charity partner.

Many ASAPS members volunteer their time to Interplast’s surgical programs in the Asia Pacific region. ASAPS members also train and mentor local health professionals in-country, developing capacity to provide local health care to patients.

Join the campaign

There are many ways to participate in Beyond a Smile – as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, clinic patient or a member of the general public.

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons can choose to do one or all the below:

  • Sign up your clinic/practice to take part (we’ll then provide you with a poster, donation forms and a donation box for display in your clinic/practice waiting room)
  • Follow Interplast and ASAPS on social media, join the conversation and post campaign stories and images on your and your clinic’s social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook
  • Make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of your clinic/practice or yourself personally.

Clinic patients and others are encouraged to:

  • Follow Interplast and ASAPS on social media, join the conversation and re-post stories and images on your social media pages
  • Donate

We look forward to your involvement in Beyond a Smile.  Thank you!