UH photo studio will donate portion of Motherís Day portrait proceeds to Operation Smile

A portrait by Aharon Denton Photography.

Aharon Denton Photography of University Heights is celebrating children’s smiles this Mother's Day with a one-day portrait event to benefit Operation Smile.

On Sunday, May 10, the studio will donate every session fee and 5 percent of each order to Operation Smile—an international children's medical charity that performs safe, effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and delivers postoperative and ongoing medical therapies to children in low- and middle-income countries.

Since 1982, Operation Smile—through the help of dedicated medical volunteers—has provided 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults. For every $240 donated to Operation Smile, one child can be helped.

Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. A child with a cleft has twice the odds of dying before his or her first birthday. Children with cleft conditions who survive may have difficulty eating, speaking, hearing or breathing properly. In some places, they are shunned and rejected. In too many cases, their parents can't afford the surgeries they need to live a productive life.

Aharon Denton Photography is located at 2260 Warrensville Center Road, Suite 201, in University Heights. Portrait sessions can be arranged by appointment only, and space is limited for the May 10 benefit event. To schedule a portrait session, call 216-453-0867. For more information, visit www.aharondentonphotography.com/mothersday.

For more information on Operation Smile, endorsed by the Professional Photographers of America, visit www.operationsmile.org.

Adinah Denton

Adinah Denton assists husband Aharon with newborn baby and birth photography.

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