Give Them a Smile
Give Them a Future
MMFC has been changing the lives of children and their families all over the world for over 25 years by providing quality surgical and dental services to poor and under-privileged children and young adults in various countries throughout the world. Which includes facilitating the transfer of education, knowledge and recent innovations to the local medical communities. Learn More…
Ms. Acadia Gantz to run Ultra Marathon in Support of MMFC
Acadia Gantz is an ultrarunner, running coach and midwife. Inspired by a strong family value of caring for children, Acadia became a midwife because she believes that pregnancy and postpartum is a pivotal moment in a family’s life. Throughout her work she carries the philosophy that folks deserve to be heard, allowed to make autonomous decisions about their care and come away feeling empowered. When this happens, new parents and families are empowered to raise their kiddos in the best way they can.
This fall she will be running 100 miles across the Utah mountains to raise money and awareness for Medical Missions for Children. Medical Missions for Children is a Massachusetts based non-profit that provides life saving dental work and surgeries for under-privileged children and young-adults in countries around the world. Acadia was inspired to run for MMFC because of her belief that caring for all children, through their entire childhood, is deeply important.
A native of Utah, Acadia now lives in Western Maine with her partner, Ken, and Labrador, Finley. You can follow Acadia’s running journey on Instagram @trailrunningbabycatcher
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Sign up to play in our 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Marshfield Country Club on June 12, 2023. Consider sponsoring a foursome or more. Each player receives a boxed lunch, Tournament shirt and hat, and dinner.
Helping us to celebrate our 25th anniversary, is Eastham singer-songwriter-musician Natalia Bonfini. Natalia, a new aged blues musician, was a finalist on American Idol’s 20th Season in 2022 and Winner of New England Songwriter’s Competition in 2018. She has performed across the country as a solo artist and alongside national acts.
For more info about Natalia visit nataliabonfini.com
Purchase an arm’s length of 50/50 raffle tickets for $50. The raffle drawing occurs before dinner with the winner splitting the total amount with MMFC. You do not need to be present to win. We will contact you if you’re a winner.
What is cleft lip & palate and why is it so prevalent in certain areas?
Cleft lip and cleft palate occur when tissues in the baby’s face and mouth don’t fuse properly. Normally, the tissues that make up the lip and palate fuse together in the second and third months of pregnancy. But in babies with cleft lip and cleft palate, the fusion never takes place or occurs only part way, leaving an opening (cleft).
DenverDenver is a 7 year old boy who lives 4 hours away from Angeles City in province of Aurora. Denver has been bullied a lot. When he is bullied he will just return home, even if he is at school. His parents need to smash up his food so he can eat it. Then each bite is followed by milk to wash the food down. His father, Nick, is a rice farmer. They journeyed to Angeles City when Nick's sister-in-law told him about MMFC's Mission for February.
MariaMaria Anne was a 3 month old girl with cleft lip and palate. Apparently both the birth parents have cleft deformities in their families. This year, we will fix her cleft lip and if she’s healthy and weighs at least 20lbs next year, we will fix her cleft palate. Maria Anne came back in February 2019 to have her cleft palate fixed. Along with the palate surgery, the doctors will fix some of the scarring from the cleft lip surgery.