Smile train rolls through Liberty

LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) — The Smile Train “rolled” through E.J. Blott Elementary in Liberty on Friday.

A long line of more than 600 students walked in support of World Smile Day, a fundraising effort that helps children get cleft lip and palate surgery in developing nations.

This year, the $539,000 has been raised for the cause.

“They’ve donated a dollar, each child. We placed them in the halls and they made a little train, and it’s on each of their trains,” said Joanne Sura, teacher at E.J. Blott. “We’ve raised enough money to perform surgeries.”

Smile Train, based out of New York, has provided nearly 1 million cleft surgeries since 1999.

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