The First Power of a Smile Fundraiser Raises Much Needed Funds to Support Smile for a Lifetime

The Palo Alto community joined together to give underserved kids a smile

Online PR News – 24-October-2015 – PALO ALTO, CA – October 8th marked the first Power of a Smile Fundraiser benefitting the Midpeninsula Chapter of Smile for a Lifetime (S4L), a non-profit organization that provides no-cost braces to underserved children. Dr. Eric Wu of Wu Orthodontics, the orthodontist who treats the orthodontic scholarship recipients, his team and Smile for a Lifetime Board Members organized the event.

This first Power of a Smile gala, hosted at the home of S4L Board Member Terry and her husband Steve Godfrey, was a tremendous success. Smile for a Lifetime Board Members and orthodontic scholarship recipients, community leaders, students and teachers joined together to celebrate and support the organization’s cause. It was truly touching to hear from the scholarship recipients about the community service they’ve performed as part of “paying it forward” and about how the opportunity to have no-cost braces has positively impacted their lives.

Dr. Wu provides his services pro bono and the braces are donated by Ormco. The program incurs expenses related to dental appliances, supplies, xrays, etc. Several local businesses and families donated items for the silent auction and Cuvee Wine Cellars donated wine for the event. Smile for a Lifetime Midpeninsula is moved by the support of the community, which will help award even more children with the gift of a beautiful, confident smile.

For more information and to see how you can get involved, please visit and check out a short video about S4L’s work ( )

About Wu Orthodontics
Wu Orthodontics has been serving the Palo Alto area for over eight years and offers top quality orthodontic care in a state-of-the-art facility. The practice is dedicated to using the most advanced orthodontic techniques and treatment options to deliver outstanding results. Wu Orthodontics strives to provide treatment options that reduce treatment time, avoid extractions and provide greater comfort during treatment.

About Smile for a Lifetime
Smile for a Lifetime Midpeninsula is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides no-cost braces to underserved youth. We aim to reach individuals with financial challenges, special situations, and orthodontic needs.

Contact Information
Brittany Graff
Smile for a Lifetime, Midpeninsula