Miles for Smiles creates awareness and raises funds for Operation Smile who facilitate corrective surgery on children born with cleft lip and palates.

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David Grier


David was born on the 16th of January 1960 into a Cape wine farming family in South Africa, here his love of the outdoors, food, wine and adventure began. He set out to take all his passions to the extreme and explore the limits of the human mind and body.

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Quick Facts

  • One in 10 of children born with a cleft will die before their first birthday.
  • Approximately one in every 1000 babies in Africa is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate.
  • A cleft lip or cleft palate operation and follow up care costs approximately R5500.
  • Operation Smile works in 13 countries in Africa. More than 5,000 medical professionals from around the world volunteer with Operation Smile.

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